Police Officer Edgar Lewis Dye

Police Officer Edgar Lewis Dye

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1913

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.


  • 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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Coming from Franklin Ohio recently i assumed of course not all Police were bad and then i found my family member God bless you Edgar for being a good man and a good police officer.

family member the Dye family from Campbell co ky. We share Grandfather

August 18, 2018

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