Police Officer Edward Howard

Police Officer Edward Howard

Troy Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 1949

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Edward Howard

Officer Edward Howard suffered a fatal heart attack as the result of smoke inhalation while assisting at a fire at a public school.

After helping to get the children to safety, he was responsible for removing desks and furniture from the burning building. He also helped the firemen with carrying the hose line. He collapsed and was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Officer Howard served with the Troy Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and a brother.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 218

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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On this 75th anniversary of my grandfather’s untimely death, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his service and to thank the City of Troy for going to great lengths to remember him. There is a monument bearing his name outside the police station and I often stop to reflect on his impact and service to the City. I am also remembering all those who he loved most and who have since passed - his wife Marian (Millington), his daughter Elizabeth (Betty) Howard Kelly and his son Edward Howard, Jr.. I’d be remiss if I didn’t remember his maiden aunts, Lizzie and Nora Sullivan who not only helped raise my grandfather but also raised his children after his untimely death.

I wish I had the honor of meeting you sir. Peace to all.

Karen Kelly

January 10, 2024

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