Police Officer John W. Edwards

Police Officer John W. Edwards

New Castle Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1919

John W. Edwards

Officer Edwards died approximately two months after being struck in the head with a brick. Officer Edwards was attempting to keep the peace at a union strike which turned violent. One of the strikers threw a brick which struck him in the head. He suffered from severe headaches which eventually caused paralysis and his death.
He had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 73
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, September 22, 1919
  • Weapon Blunt object; Brick
  • Offender Not available

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

December 1, 2014

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