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, it has been 39 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 17, 2023

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