Police Officer Edward Emile Fritz, Jr.

Police Officer Edward Emile Fritz, Jr.

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 3, 1953

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Edward Emile Fritz, Jr.

Police Officer Edward Fritz was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle on NW 119th Street, near 20th Avenue, that was fleeing a robbery.

He was unaware that the occupants were wanted for a series of robberies in the area and was shot as he approached the vehicle. The three suspects were apprehended. Two of them were convicted and executed for the murder in 1956.

Officer Fritz had served with the Dade County Road Patrol for two years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1956

robbery, traffic stop

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So incredibly proud and honored to be a relative of Edward “Eddie” Fritz. Eddie was killed the year before I was born
He lives on in our hearts forever.
I’m thankful 2 of the 3 men who shot and killed him were brought to justice and executed.
Especially thankful Jay Reno covered this story and was able to help memorialize Eddie’s courage.

Ronna Sasser

August 16, 2022

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