Sergeant Edward T. Crowley

Sergeant Edward T. Crowley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1950

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Edward T. Crowley

Sergeant Edward T. Crowley and his partner, Patrolman Donald McCormick attempted to arrest a wanted armed robber in his apartment. When they went to the home, the were met at the door by the wife. As the officers began to look around they found the man standing in a closet in his underwear and Sergeant Crowley ordered him to get dressed.

As he was sitting on the couch getting dressed, the suspect pulled out a revolver from under the couch. He ordered the detectives, "Don't move and you won't get hurt". Shots were exchanged between the suspect and Patrolman McCormick.

Sergeant Edward Crowley and Patrolman Donald McCormick were both shot and killed in the exchange.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair October 17, 1952.

Sergeant Edward Crowley is survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 929

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Executed in 1952

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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