Patrol Officer Edward Thomas Richard Landers

Patrol Officer Edward Thomas Richard Landers

Barnstable Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, October 17, 1984

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Edward Thomas Richard Landers

Patrol Officer Edward Landers suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a subject at the scene of a domestic violence call.

The man resisted and a struggle ensued as Officer Landers attempted to arrest him. Officer Landers collapsed as he attempted to place the man into handcuffs. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Landers had served with the Barnstable Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 12

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Landers,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Barnstable. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2017

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