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Squadman Edward B. Retzer | Superior Police Department, Wisconsin Superior Police Department, Wisconsin

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Edward B. Retzer

Superior Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Thursday, May 16, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Squadman Edward Retzer suffered a fatal heart attack as he and other officers attempted to stop a vehicle wanted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

He collapsed as he stepped from his patrol car at the intersection of East Second Street and Sixth Avenue. A firefighter attempted to revive him by performing CPR but was unsuccessful.

Squadman Retzer had served with the Superior Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons, three grandchildren, and four siblings.

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
April 8, 2017

 

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