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Patrolman Edwin V. Churchill | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Edwin V. Churchill

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, August 21, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # 10431

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed by officers

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Patrolman Edwin Churchill and Patrolman Walter Webb were shot and killed by three robbery suspects in the Bronx.

Patrolman Webb was escorting the paymaster of a fur company who was delivering the payroll to a factory on the 700 block of 133rd Street. As he and the paymaster began to exit his car, two subjects approached with guns drawn and ordered them both to put their hands up. Patrolman Webb was shot as he reached for his service weapon. The men then stole the payroll and the paymaster's car and fled.

The suspects fled at a high rate of speed until they encountered Patrolman Churchill at the intersection of Boston Road and 169th Street. They exchanged shots with Patrolman Churchill, striking him in the abdomen. The subjects were stopped 12 miles away after a long chase in which hundreds of round were fired. Two innocent children were shot and killed by the suspects during the chase.

All three suspects were shot and killed after the vehicle was stopped.

Patrolman Churchill was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife.

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Patrolman Walter J. Webb
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Friday, August 21, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.


Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
August 21, 2010

 

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