Police Officer John Wesley Edwards

Police Officer John Wesley Edwards

New Castle Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1919

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John Wesley Edwards

Officer Edwards died approximately two months after being struck in the head with a brick on Mahoning Avenue. 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.

Officer Edwards was a U.S Army veteran of the Civil war and had served with the New Castle Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 73
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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Officer Edwards,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served during the Civil War.


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December 1, 2019

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