Patrolman Edward Parker

Patrolman Edward Parker

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1912

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Edward Parker

Patrolman Edward Parker was shot and killed by a rioting railroad striker on East 26th Street.

He had approached a man he believed to be the ringleader of the strikers and a struggle ensued. The man shot Patrolman Parker in the chest with a concealed handgun and fled the scene. A juvenile witness followed the suspect and three accomplices and was able to alert authorities who arrested the men. The shooter posted bond and then fled the area and was never located.

Patrolman Parker had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Fled the scene

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Edward Parker of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 19, 2019

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