Patrolman Edgar Phillip La Venture

Patrolman Edgar Phillip La Venture

Highland Park Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 1920

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Edgar Phillip La Venture

Patrolman Edgar La Venture was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Glendale Avenue.

A truck that was driving in front of him swerved and slowed unexpectedly. Patrolman La Venture jumped from his motorcycle in an attempt to avoid a collision but he slid into the path of an oncoming car and was fatally struck.

Patrolman La Venture was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Highland Park Police Department for one year. He was survived by two sisters.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Rest in peace Patrolman LaVenture.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2022

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