Patrolman Edgar Matthew Hyland

Patrolman Edgar Matthew Hyland

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 26, 1917

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Edgar Matthew Hyland

Patrolman Edgar Hyland died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by three men near the intersection of Washington Place near Wylie Avenue while walking attempting to arrest them.

He suffered a fractured skull in the attack and lost his vision in one eye approximately one week later. He underwent surgery to remove his eye on May 26th, 1917, but died during the operation.

A subject involved in the original attack was arrested shortly after Patrolman Hyland's death and charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Hyland was survived by his wife and is buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


  • Age 38
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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, January 14, 1916
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Patrolman Hyland,
On today, the 99th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.


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May 26, 2016

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