Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Edward Madden

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 1972

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Reflections for Detective Edward Madden

Det. Madden,
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 Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 2, 2022

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 2, 2020

Detective Madden rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 2, 2018

I attended St. Alphonsus grammar school in Chicago with Ed, back in the late 50's. The Ken Burns Vietnam special that is currently being shown on TV has me reminiscing, and Ed's name came to mind. I remember the subject of his tragedy, but never really knew the story. RIP Ed. Wanted to know you were in my thoughts. Richard Erschik [email protected]

Army Sgt E5
Grammar school friend

October 2, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 27, 2013

My first true love, will never stop caring.

Cindy Meredik klein

January 4, 2013

It has been more than 40 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice, but the CPD will never forget. Tghank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

November 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Madden. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 30, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 14, 2007

I still miss you every day big brother.

Mary Jones

August 23, 2007

Eddie Madden and I were in the police academy together, then served together in the 16th District and Area Six Task Force.

Eddie was one of the youngest men to be promoted to the rank of detective, he was one of the finest men, and policemen I have ever known.

Eddie, I still think about you all the time, when my time comes I'll be seeing you again!

Detective Charles Ford Ret.
Chicago Police Dept.

January 8, 2007

I think of often. Working in the 16th District back 1969 and 1970 we had great times together. Reast in peace dear friend

John Wotring Retired Chicago Police Dept

Retired Police Officer John Wotring

July 14, 2006



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