Squadman Edward B. Retzer

Squadman Edward B. Retzer

Superior Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, May 16, 1963

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Edward B. Retzer

Squadman Edward Retzer suffered a fatal heart attack as he and other officers attempted to stop a vehicle wanted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

He collapsed as he stepped from his patrol car at the intersection of East Second Street and Sixth Avenue. A firefighter attempted to revive him by performing CPR but was unsuccessful.

Squadman Retzer had served with the Superior Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons, three grandchildren, and four siblings.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

pursuit, vehicle pursuit

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Squadman Retzer,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Superior. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 16, 2023

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