Chief of Police Edward R. Gleason, Jr.

Chief of Police Edward R. Gleason, Jr.

Palisades Interstate Park Police Department - New York Section, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 23, 1972

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Edward R. Gleason, Jr.

Chief of Police Edward Gleason suffered a fatal heart attack while commanding a police investigation and a crowd control operation at Lake Welch Beach in New York.

Chief Gleason was a United States Army veteran of WWII. He had served with the Palisades Interstate Park Police Department for 25 years and the chief of the New York Section for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, his father, two brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

crowd control

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The men and women of your department continue to remember you and your service. We patrol the same roads and forests that you once did. We see your face in photos and hear stories of your service to the people of the State of New York. You are not and will not be forgotten.
Rest In Peace Sir, we will take it from hereā€¦

Raymond Bombino Jr., Park Forest Ranger
New York State Park Forest Rangers, Palisades Region

July 24, 2022

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