Chief of Police John Lewis Nye

Chief of Police John Lewis Nye

Edgewood Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, November 5, 1928

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John Lewis Nye

Chief of Police John Nye was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to stop a traffic violator on Mifflin Avenue, Wilkinsburg.

He lost control of his motorcycle and struck a telegraph pole just outside of the Edgewood Borough border.

Chief Nye was survived by his wife.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Chief Nye,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Edgewood Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 5, 2018

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