Detective Sergeant Edward Joseph Romero, Jr.

Detective Sergeant Edward Joseph Romero, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 22, 1919

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Edward Joseph Romero, Jr.

Policeman Joseph Romero was killed in an automobile crash as he and his partner transported a shop owner to the police station for an interview.

His partner made a left turn in front of a streetcar on Marchessault Street near modern-day Cesar Chavez, causing a collision. Both officers were seriously injured and underwent surgery as a result. Policeman Romero succumbed to his injuries during the surgery.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years, 8 months
  • Badge 1740

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Det. Sgt. Romero,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 22, 2019

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