Detective Sergeant Edward Joseph Romero, Jr.

Detective Sergeant Edward Joseph Romero, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 22, 1919

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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Rest In Peace Brother. 100 years later your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
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September 22, 2017

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