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Officer Edward D. Fitzgerald | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

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Edward D. Fitzgerald

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 20, 1930

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1930

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Officer Edward Fitzgerald and Officer Willie Phares were shot and killed by one of two men as they approached their car to question them about a hold-up which had occurred minutes earlier at a furniture store. The suspects were captured a short time later.

The gunman was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on November 28, 1930.

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Officer Willie Bonner Phares
Houston Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 30, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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Heroes live forever, Officer Fitzgerald, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
September 20, 2013

 

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