Patrolman Robert A. Edmonds

Patrolman Robert A. Edmonds

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, December 23, 1936

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Robert A. Edmonds

Patrolman Robert Edmonds succumbed to injuries sustained on December 3rd, 1936, earlier when his patrol car collided with a tree on the Blue Hills Parkway, near Audubon Road, in Milton.

He and his partner were pursuing a stolen automobile when the crash occurred. Both officers were taken to Milton where Patrolman Edmonds succumbed to his injuries on December 23rd, 1936.

Patrolman Edmonds was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI and a recipient of the Croix de Guerre. He had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Blue Hills Station. He was survived by his wife, five daughters, mother, and sister. He is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Boston.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 3, 1936

vehicle pursuit, stolen vehicle

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Patrolman Edmonds, it has been 87 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 17 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 23, 2023

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