Special Agent Edward H. Fay

Special Agent Edward H. Fay

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 1921

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Edward H. Fay

Special Agent Edward Fay was shot and killed in the Pullman Yards near 94th Street and Greenwood Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, when he attempted to arrest three men who were burglarizing a freight car.

The men opened fire on Agent Fay, striking him three times. He was taken to a local hospital where he died seven days later.

The subjects were never apprehended.

Agent Fay was survived by his wife, parents, and three siblings.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 15, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

larceny, trespasser

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Agent Fay,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2021

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