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 is survived by his parents. He was assigned to the Filmore Police District.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 13534

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Arrested

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Rest in peace Patrolman Bronson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 29, 2020

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