Detective Edward J. Roos

Detective Edward J. Roos

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, January 27, 1938

Add to My Heroes

Edward J. Roos

Detective Edward Roos was killed in an automobile crash while on a special assignment in the Bronx.

Detective Roos was assigned to the Bronx Park Station following the killing of two patrolmen in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. At 6:15 pm, while on patrol, Detective Roos was involved in a collision at the corner of Gun Hill Road and Boston Road.

Detective Roos was taken to Fordham Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Detective Roos served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

He is buried at Old Saint Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13799

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

I believe the Special Assignment was for the tragic shooting death of Patrolman Edward Lynch which occurred in the driveway of his home while he was investigating a suspicious person on the block. This was on December 7, 1937. A Footpost was created on the block and neighboring area and on January 8,1938 Patrolman Anthony Tornatore was also tragically shot and killed by presumably the same perpetrator a few blocks from the original slaying. Both homocides were never solved. Rest in peace.

Police Officer

January 27, 2024

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.