Chief of Police Edward O. Kanz

Chief of Police Edward O. Kanz

University of Washington Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, March 31, 1971

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Edward O. Kanz

Chief Kanz suffered a fatal heart attack following a month of rioting, bombings, and civil disorder at the campus as a result of Vietnam War protests. Almost every day of the month the tactical team was organized and had operations as a result of the protests.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Kanz, today marks the 48th anniversary of your untimely death. I find it ironic that those protesting the war and the death overseas caused deaths here at home, including yours.

Though the years have passed, for those who knew and loved you best, both at work and especially at home, it probably seems like yesterday but I'm sure, you have been kept in their hearts and minds and thusly, have never truly left them.

God Bless you, Brother and may your continued rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 31, 2019

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