Detective Edward J. Gahan

Detective Edward J. Gahan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 15, 1931

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

accidental discharge

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2013

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