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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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As one of his great granddaughters, I am so happy to see these tributes to him. His death changed the lives of his 5 young daughters.

Thank you,

Caitlin Ryan

April 24, 2019

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