Sergeant Edward Horace Breen

Sergeant Edward Horace Breen

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 11, 1954

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Edward Horace Breen

Sergeant Edward Breen was killed in an automobile crash near the intersection of Pershing Road and Hermitage Avenue.

His patrol car had crashed into a metal post and was found with its emergency lights activated. It was believed that he was chasing another vehicle when the crash occurred.

Sergeant Breen had served with the Chicago Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife, father, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 10, 1954
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 11, 2020

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