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Police Officer Edwin Edwards | Logan City Police Department, Utah Logan City Police Department, Utah

Police Officer

Edwin Edwards

Logan City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Thursday, August 27, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Killed in crash

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Police Officer Edwin Edwards and Chief Deputy Alma Sorensen, of the Cache County Sheriff's Office, were killed in an automobile crash when a juvenile prisoner they were transporting began to struggle with them.

The officers were transporting two boys to the Utah State Reform School, in Ogden, when one of the boys grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car to veer into oncoming traffic. The patrol car was struck head-on, killing Chief Deputy Sorenson, Officer Edwards, and one of the prisoners.

Officer Edwards was a U.S. Army veteran.

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Chief Deputy Alma P. Sorensen
Cache County Sheriff's Office, Utah
End of Watch: Thursday, August 27, 1959
Cause: Vehicular assault

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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 62nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I think it is terrible that the City of Logan did not take care of your family.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 17, 2013

 

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