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Detective Edward J. Gahan | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective

Edward J. Gahan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, August 15, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Gahan was shot to death by a fellow officer who mistook him for a robber at 4th and Fulton streets in South Philadelphia. Detective Gahan had shot and wounded a suspect and was bending over him when the other officer shot him.

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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 82nd 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 21, 2013

 

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