Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer

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E. M. Sawyer Dies at Work
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Dec 12, 1956
Had been officer 22 years Sgt. Edward M. Sawyer, a member of 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 served as a chauffeur for three commissioners, was polishing Commissioner James M. Hepbron's car when he passed out. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 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 commissioner during the tenure of Hamilton Atkinson. Later, he served under the late Commissioner Beverly Ober and continued on the job under Mr. Hepbron.
He was made a Sgt. in March 1948.
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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 leaves behind his wife, Mrs. Mary Sawyer, son, Edward F. Sawyer, brother, Morton, and three sisters, Mrs. Selma Mills, Mrs. Hilda Johnson, and Mrs. Mildred Smith, all of Baltimore.
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