Patrolman Robert A. Edmonds

Patrolman Robert A. Edmonds

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, December 23, 1936

Robert A. Edmonds

Patrolman Robert Edmonds succumbed to injuries sustained 20 days earlier when his patrol car collided with a tree on the Blue Hills Parkway in Milton.

He was taken to Milton Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Edmonds was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the WWI and a recipient of the Croix de Guerre. He had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years and 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 Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 3, 1936

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Today, December 23, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police and members of the former Metropolitan Police takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Robert A. Edmonds on this his 81st anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan

December 23, 2017

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