Police Officer Edgar Lewis Dye

Police Officer Edgar Lewis Dye

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1913

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Edgar Lewis Dye

Police Officer Edgar Dye succumbed to gangrene which set in after having his leg amputated as a result of a duty related accident.

Four months earlier he had chased a suspect into the loft of the barn where he apprehended the man. As the two climbed down a ladder, a rung broke and Officer Dye suffered a severe leg fracture. As a result of the fracture, Officer Dye's leg had to be amputated. The following February gangrene set in, resulting in his death three weeks later.

Officer Dye had served with the Middletown Police Department for fifteen months.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 4, 1912

foot pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Edgar Lewis Dye of the Middletown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 21, 2019

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