Squadman Edward B. Retzer

Squadman Edward B. Retzer

Superior Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, May 16, 1963

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

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I never knew my Grandfather as he died the day before my first birthday. Amazed to have found this page and to read the comments left. Thank you all..

Susan Retzer
Grand Daughter

July 5, 2018

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