Officer Edward McGrath Morris

Officer Edward McGrath Morris

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1901

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Edward McGrath Morris

Officer Edward Morris was shot and killed, and his partner was critically wounded while attempting to arrest two escaped convicts in a rail yard on the city's southside.

As they approached one of the convicts opened fire. That convict was shot and killed and the other was captured.

Officer Morris succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Officer Morris had served with the Mobile Police Department for 25 years.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 31, 1901
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Morris,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mobile.


U.S. Border Patrol

April 1, 2013

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