Officer Edward D. Fitzgerald

Officer Edward D. Fitzgerald

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 1930

Edward D. Fitzgerald

Officer Edward Fitzgerald and Officer Willie Phares were shot and killed by one of two men as they approached their car to question them about a hold-up which had occurred minutes earlier at a furniture store. The suspects were captured a short time later.

The gunman was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on November 28, 1930.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1930

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Heroes live forever, Officer Fitzgerald, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 20, 2013

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