Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson

Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 30, 1971

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Edgar J. Bronson

Patrolman Edgar J. Bronson was shot and killed at a cab stand located at 4021 W. 16th Street.

Patrolman Bronson attempted to intercede in a gambling dispute. As Officer Bronson entered the garage and identified himself, one of the assailants produced a revolver and fired three shots. Officer Bronson succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Bronson's killer was arrested and charged with his murder. The criminal court judge found him innocent of all charges.

Officer Bronson had served with the Chicago Police Department for three years and was assigned to the Filmore Police District. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13534

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Arrested

disturbance, gambling, off duty

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Think of you often and especially again today as another Dunbar classmate transitioned a few days ago. Reflecting on our last day talking two days before you left us, and my heart is still broken. Forever in my heart, your goodness and spirit shines forever. Thank you for your brave service. Rest easy

Shirley Willis Ashanti
Dunbar High Class of 1963

August 9, 2023

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