Officer Edgar Preston Alexander

Officer Edgar Preston Alexander

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, November 16, 1929

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Edgar Preston Alexander

Officer Edgar Alexander was killed in an automobile accident in Rockville, Maryland, while returning from the funeral of another police officer.

He had been among several officers assigned to represent the Metropolitan Police Department at the funeral. On the return trip the patrol car Officer Alexander was a passenger in lost control while driving down Middlebrook Hill. The vehicle struck a telephone pole, causing severe internal injuries to Officer Alexander and another passenger who also died.

Officer Alexander had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Fourteenth Precinct. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Maryland

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Officer Alexander,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 16, 2019

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