Detective Edward J. Gahan

Detective Edward J. Gahan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 15, 1931

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Edward J. Gahan

Detective Gahan succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he was shot by a fellow officer who mistook him for a robber at 4th and Catharine streets in South Philadelphia. Detective Gahan had shot and wounded a suspect and was bending over him when the other officer shot him.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 13, 1931
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

accidental discharge

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 15, 2020

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