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Detective Edward Madden | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective

Edward Madden

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, October 2, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 7711

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 9/28/1972

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Detective Edward Madden was accidentally shot by a fellow officer during a search for a robbery suspect.

Investigator Madden was mortally wounded while searching a building at 1464 West Olive. Madden and a fellow officer were searching for their suspect when the second officer fired from the front door of the building, at Madden, who was on the second floor. The officer thought he was firing at the suspect. The bullet struck Madden in the neck.

Both investigators were assigned to the Damen Avenue Detective Bureau.

Investigator Edward Madden is survived by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

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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 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 27, 2013

 

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