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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  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Kanz,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Washington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 31, 2021

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