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Officer Edward Minor | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

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Edward Minor

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, April 5, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1895

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Officer Minor was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive who was hiding inside of a barn. The suspect was wanted for killing another man in a local bar. As the suspect was barricaded in the barn, Officer Minor entered and exchanged shots with the man. Officer Minor was struck in the chest during the exchange. He was able to walk out of the barn where he layed down and succumbed to the wound.

The suspect was arrested and hung three months later.

Officer Minor had been with the agency for 1 year and was survived by his mother, four brothers, and sister.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th anniversary year of your death. 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 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
April 5, 2012

 

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