City Marshal Edwin "Ed" Whitaker

City Marshal Edwin "Ed" Whitaker

Georgetown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1887

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Edwin "Ed" Whitaker

City Marshal Ed Whitaker was shot and killed as he was walking down a local street with his wife.

The suspect, who was angry because Marshal Whitaker had arrested him several times, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison January 18, 1888.

City Marshal Whitaker was survived by his wife and three children. He was a Civil War Veteran who served as a private with the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of City Marshal Edward Whitaker of the Georgetown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 25, 2018

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