Chief of Police Edward Brennan

Chief of Police Edward Brennan

Wyoming Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 29, 1918

Edward Brennan

Chief Edward Brennan and Chief Ralph Daley, of the West Wyoming Borough Police Department, were shot and killed by a man who was creating a disturbance in West Wyoming Borough. Chief Daley was attempting to disperse a crowd of people when the suspect opened fire, killing him.

The suspect fled to Wyoming Borough where he was confronted by Chief Brennan. As Chief Brennan chased the suspect, the suspect turned and shot him. The suspect was apprehended, but acquitted of both murders because the evidence presented in the trial was mostly circumstantial.

Chief Brennan had served as chief for three years and was survived by his wife, two children, and two sisters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 22, 2013

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