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Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Edgar J. Bronson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, January 30, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 13534

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson was shot and killed at a cab stand located at 4021 W. 16th Street.

Patrolman Bronson attempted to intercede in a gambling dispute. As Officer Bronson entered the garage and identified himself, one of the assailants produced a revolver and fired three shots. Officer Bronson succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Bronson's killer was arrested and charged with his murder. The criminal court judge found him innocent of all charges.

Officer Bronson is survived by his parents. He was assigned to the Filmore Police District.

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A lot has changed since your sacrifice...the world is a much different place. NOTHING will change the fact that you are a brother in blue and that the world is a better place because of you. RIP

Corporal Chaz Williams
Amarillo Police Dept.
January 30, 2015

 

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