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Patrolman Harold L. Edgington | Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol, California Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol, California

Patrolman

Harold L. Edgington

Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, September 30, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Harold Edgington was stabbed to death by a deranged man while issuing a parking citation.

Although mortally wounded by the stab wound, Patrolman Edgington was able to shoot the subject in the hip as the man fled.

A bystander who witnessed the incident used Patrolman Edgington's motorcycle radio to call for assistance. Responding officers shot and killed the man as he advanced on them with the knife used to kill Patrolman Edgington.

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I want to submit ancestral facts. I share a distant relative with him. George Edgington. He was like 6-7 great grandfather. The story goes he was living in London in the 1700's and when he was 15-6 his father whipped him, so he snuck on a ship headed for America, he was a stowaway. So he ended up in Ohio. He was very young ....basically a child...tho things were way different in those days. He and like 6-7 welsh children were captured by Indians. The Indians scalped, literally, all the other kids and spared him. I think he injured an Indian somehow. I don't know what happened next but I know his family settled in ohio, then a generation went to Missouri and the next to LA. I wanted to collect facts and post them, however I'm getting old and I would end up losing the opportunity to share this. We have a 5-6 generation grandmother named Marsha Lester... I'm sure that's where he gets his middle name. Rest In Peace, cousin. I'm sure I'll meet you soon. Ancestry and blood are powerful powered by true love.

Distant relative Peter Walters
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April 22, 2017

 

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