Patrolman Edgar B. "Doc" Wright

Patrolman Edgar B. "Doc" Wright

Westfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 1938

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Edgar B. "Doc" Wright

Patrolman Edgar Wright was killed when his motorcycle was in a collision at North and Dudley Avenues. Both of Officer Wright's legs were broken, he received a concussion, and he suffered internal injuries. He was taken to Muhlenberg Hospital where he died the following morning after surgery to attempt save one of his legs.

Patrolman Wright had served with the agency for 15 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, two brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 7
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, February 21, 1938

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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family.

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

February 22, 2021

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