Police Officer Michael Lee Edwards

Police Officer Michael Lee Edwards

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 1974

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Michael Lee Edwards

Police Officer Michael Edwards was shot and killed execution-style after being abducted by unknown assailants.

He was last seen leaving the police academy on May 10, 1974. His handcuffed body was found the next day in an abandoned apartment building.

The case was never solved and remains open with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officer Edwards had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 15444

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 10, 1974
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved


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Michael, you always had a smile and never a bad word to say. I worked as a waitress at Alfie's where all of these 77th substation law enforcement used to come in to eat on their code 7. I attended your funeral along with several other waitresses that all knew you and were sad to see that you were murdered in such an unfortunate way. 50 years is a long time, but I can still see you sitting at the table in the restaurant and serving you your meal. May you rest in peace and one day we will know the truth of who murdered you.

No rank Teri

May 23, 2024

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