Patrolman Edward H. Smerdel

Patrolman Edward H. Smerdel

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, July 16, 1961

Edward H. Smerdel

Patrolman Edward Smerdel was accidentally shot and killed while cleaning his service revolver at a police substation.

Patrolman Smerdel had served with the Denver Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 773

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 16, 2018

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