Patrolman Edward Leeney

Patrolman Edward Leeney

Iowa City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 1926

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Edward Leeney

Patrolman Edward Leeney was killed when his police motorcycle collided with a streetcar while he was chasing a Ford coupe.

He was thrown against the streetcar and then struck his head on the pavement several feet away. He suffered a skull fracture as a result of the crash and died 19 minutes later in a local hospital.

Patrolman Leeney was survived by his wife, three children, his mother, and two brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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April 29, 2024

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