Edward Byrnes

End of Watch: Thursday, July 4, 1895

Biographical Info

Age: 49

Tour of Duty: 2 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: 

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: July 4, 1895

Incident Location: 400 block of Roselane Street

Weapon Used: Gun (unknown type)

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman Byrnes was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest at a tavern on Roselane Street. He and several other officers were attempting to clear a corner of loitering men when one of the men in the crowd opened fire. 

Patrolman Byrnes was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the agency for two (2) and a half years. He is survived by his wife and two (2) daughters.

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