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Tuesday, 23 March 2021 00:40

Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer

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Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer
 
E. M. Sawyer Dies at Work
 
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Dec 12, 1956
 
Had been officer 22 years Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer, a member the Baltimore Police Department for 22 years, died suddenly yesterday as he worked on the automobile of the police Commissioner in the garage near headquarters. He was 50 years old.
 
Sgt. Sawyer, who had been chauffeur for three commissioners, was polishing automobile used by Commissioner James M Hepbron when he collapsed. He was pronounced dead on arrival to mercy hospital.
A native of Baltimore, Sgt. Sawyer was appointed to the department in June, 1934. His first assignment was to the motorcycle traffic division. He was made the commissioners over during the ministration of Hamilton Atkinson. Later he served in the late Commissioner Beverly Ober and continued on the job under Mr. Hepbron.
He was made a Sgt. in March, 1948.
 
Baseball Career
 
Before joining the Police Department, Mr. Sawyer was a shortstop in professional baseball, playing in Frederick, Maryland. And Birmingham Alabama before going into police work.
Funeral services will be held Friday at the John Jay. Going and Sun establishment at Hollins and Poppleton streets. The hour for the service had not been set last night. Sgt. Sawyer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Sawyer; a son Edward F. Sawyer; a brother Morton; and three sisters, Mrs. Selma Mills, Mrs. Hilda Johnson and Mrs. Mildred Smith, all of Baltimore
Monday, 08 March 2021 05:46

Captain Charles H Burns

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Captain Charles H Burns

The Baltimore Sun Fri Mar 10 1933 72

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The Baltimore Sun Fri Mar 10 1933 lodd pg2 72

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Captain Charles H Burns

  D.O.D     9 Match 1933

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End of Watch 9 March 1933
City, St. City, St.
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death LOD Illness
District Worked Detective Department

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:14

Serge Michael McSweeny

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Serge Michael McSweeny
Serge Michael McSweeny

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Patrolman Irvin E Martz

 D.O.D     5 Sept 1934

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End of Watch 5 Sept 1934
City, St. 345 St Paul Pl
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death illness
Weapon  N/A
District Worked Western

  

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 12:53

Patrolman Irvin E Martz

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Patrolman Irvin E MartzThe Baltimore Sun Wed Nov 11 1931 LODD 72 highlight

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Patrolman Irvin E Martz

 D.O.D     2 August 1925

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End of Watch

2 Aug 1925

City, St.

345 St Paul Pl

Panel Number

N/A

Cause of Death

illness

Weapon

 N/A

District Worked

Central

  

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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 05:47

Lieutenant Michael F. Black

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Lieutenant Michael F. Black

The Baltimore Sun Wed Nov 11 1931 LODD 72 highlight

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Lieutenant Michael F. Black

 D.O.D     11 February 1898

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End of Watch     11 February 1898
City, St. UNK
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Line of Duty Illness
 
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Monday, 01 February 2021 12:45

Captain Edward J Carey

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Captain Edward J Carey

The Baltimore Sun Wed Nov 11 1931 LODD 72 highlight

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The Baltimore Sun Sun Sep 6 1925 article 72

Captain Edward J Carey  

 D.O.D 10 Nov 1931

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The Evening Sun Tue May 18 1920 d72

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End of Watch     10 November 1931
City, St. UNK
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Line of Duty Injury

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Sunday, 20 December 2020 12:38

Patrolman John R Falconer

Written by

Patrolman John R Falconer

Road Accidents Take Two Lives

9 Oct 1961

Policeman and Motorcyclist
Killed on Weekend


A city policeman and a Jessups motorcyclist were killed in separate traffic accidents during the weekend.

Dead are:

Patrolman John R Falconer, 29 of Glen Burnie.

Daniel Longshore, 20, of Jessups.

Patrolman Falconer, who worked in the Automobile Special Services Division, was killed in a head-on collision at about 2 AM yesterday (8 Oct 1961) in Glen Burnie as he was on his way home from work.

Dead On Hospital Arrival

He was going east on Fifth Ave, and Francis K Clark, of Linthicum Heights, was driving west when the collision occurred. The patrolman was dead on arrival at South Baltimore General hospital. He was married and the father of four children. Clark was charged with manslaughter by Ferndale police. 

The motorcyclist was killed about 10:45 PM Saturday on Route 32 in Anne Arundel county near the Howard county line. Mr. Longshore and a passenger were traveling west when Mr. Longshore apparently lost control of the cycle, according to state police at Waterloo. Both fell off the vehicle, the passenger landing in the roadway and Mr. Longshore in a ditch. the cycle continued on before striking a roadside bank. The passenger was Robert C Howell, 20, a soldier stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Mr. longshore suffered a fractured skull, police said. The soldier, who was only slightly injured, was treated at Fort Meade and released. 

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Patrolman John R Falconer

 D.O.D 8 Oct 1961

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End of Watch     8 Oct 1961
City, St. UNK
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Auto Accident

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Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:33

Sergeant William Wright

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Sergeant William Wright

19 Feb 1863 William Wright 72

 D.O.D 18 Feb 1863

During the times of small pox, we had a few officers die from contracting it while on duty, One of these officers had to subdue a subject he knew to have small pox in order to keep him from spreading it to people in the community. As he was running around like a mad man, the officer tackled and subdued him, thereby contracting the disease and passing away from it himself. So the patrolman basically risked, and then gave his life to protect those he swore to protect. We'll try to find more on Sgt Wright, I know at one time we had more. One of the articles, that had one of the other two fallen officers, said, in addition to the officer they were reporting on, we lost two others to small pox. Sgt Wright and one of those other officers. Line of duty illness was largely ignored in the 1700, 1800 and early 1900s it should be if an officer dies from anything work related they should be honored and remembered, But the city doesn't, or didn't agree )they might just be coming around to it. I don't think all deaths are Medal of Honor worthy, but definitely all of them deserve recognition, and reemergence, After all had it not been for the job they would have lived a longer fuller life, So how can they be be ignored, the city's answer was that it used to come down to money. I am glad that even though it is late, we are able to give these men and women the recognition they, and their families' deserve. The site currently has more than 200 Fallen Officers officers that have died while on duty, or as a direct result of something duty related. We will keep researching our police and including the names and stories as we find them. If you know of an officer that passed away as a result of the job, send us the information and we'll research it and add them to the list of fallen heroes. 

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End of Watch     18 Feb 1863
City, St. UNK
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Small Pox

 

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Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:26

Patrolman Robert Wright

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Patrolman Robert Wright

29 Nov 1875 ROBERT WRIGHT 72

 D.O.D 27 Nov 1875  

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End of Watch   27 Nov 1875
City, St. UNK
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Pneumonia

 

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Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:19

Patrolman Henry Wilcox

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Patrolman Henry Wilcox

28 Jun 1858 Henry Wilcox72

 D.O.D 27 Jun 1858

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NameDescription
End of Watch  27 Jun 1858
City, St. UNK
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death   Brain Injury

 

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