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Sergeant Edward T. Crowley | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Edward T. Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, July 14, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # 929

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Executed in 1952

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Sergeant Edward T. Crowley and his partner, Patrolman Donald McCormick attempted to arrest a wanted armed robber in his apartment. When they went to the home, the were met at the door by the wife. As the officers began to look around they found the man standing in a closet in his underwear and Sergeant Crowley ordered him to get dressed.

As he was sitting on the couch getting dressed, the suspect pulled out a revolver from under the couch. He ordered the detectives, "Don't move and you won't get hurt". Shots were exchanged between the suspect and Patrolman McCormick.

Sergeant Edward Crowley and Patrolman Donald McCormick were both shot and killed in the exchange.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair October 17, 1952.

Sergeant Edward Crowley is survived by his wife and children.

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Patrolman Donald E. McCormick
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, July 14, 1950
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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 (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 8, 2013


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