Patrolman Edward M. Conway

Patrolman Edward M. Conway

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1939

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Edward M. Conway

Patrolman Edward Conway was killed by five gunshots when he and his partner responded to a hold-up in progress call at 119 Dahlem Street. Patrolman Conway was transported to Pittsburgh Hospital where he died.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair January 29, 1940.

Patrolman Conway had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for nine years. He was survived by two sisters and one brother.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1940

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Patrolman Conway,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. It took another seven months but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.


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June 27, 2016

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