Policeman Edward Harrison Kunz

Policeman Edward Harrison Kunz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1920

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Edward Harrison Kunz

Policeman Edward Kunz was shot and killed by one of two men he arrested when he caught them unloading stolen whiskey at 1931 Russell Street. He walked them to Old York Road and Venango Street where he used a call box to call for a patrol wagon. Both suspects bolted from him and ran. One turned and shot him. Both were apprehended and charged with murder.

Policeman Kunz was a seven-year veteran of the force.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 3650

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Charged with murder


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Officer Kunz,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2020

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