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


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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Thank you all for your kind words to my grandfather. We still miss him every day.

Phyllis, I'm very sorry for your loss.

Lori J Retzer
May 26, 2017


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