Police Officer Edward J. Morrison

Police Officer Edward J. Morrison

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 1918

Edward J. Morrison

Police Officer Edward Morrison died as the result of falling into the Hudson River five weeks earlier.

He was on duty at the foot of Ashburton Street when a boat captain approached him and asked for his assistance in locating a barge in the river. The boat captain had ordered to take control of the barge and could not find it. As the two began checking the barges docked at the wharf, Officer Morrison fell into the river while jumping from one barge to another. Dressed in his full uniform, including his blouse coat, he was struggled to stay above water for several minutes. He was eventually pulled from the water in serious condition.

Officer Morrison was transported to a local hospital where he remained as his condition worsened. He passed away on July 18, 1918.

Officer Morrison had served with the Yonkers Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his expectant wife and six children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Friday, June 7, 1918

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Today, June 7, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of your injury. May God hold you in the palm of his hand along with your grandson Sgt Garrett T. Morrison (Retired - Westchester County Police - NY) who left you a reflection on July 21, 2012. May you both rest in peace.

Sgt.Ronald Morrison #19 (Ret)
Westchester County Police - NY

June 7, 2018

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