Patrolman Edward Vincent Tierney, Jr.

Patrolman Edward Vincent Tierney, Jr.

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, July 28, 1953

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Edward Vincent Tierney, Jr.

Patrolman Edward Tierney suffered fatal injuries when his motorcycle skidded in the 1400 block of West Liberty Avenue. He was thrown from the motorcycle and struck his head on a utility pole.

He died from his injuries eight days later.

Patrolman Tierney was a U.S. Navy veteran, a Marine Corps veteran, and a Purple Heart recipient of WWII who was awarded a presidential citation. He had served with the Pittsburgh Police for more than 10 years and was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and father.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 10 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, July 20, 1953


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

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