Deputy Sheriff Edward G. Byrne

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Edward G. Byrne
End of Watch: Sun, Apr 16th, 1961
Date of Incident: Sun, Apr 16th, 1961
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 23


Deputy Sheriff Byrne was responding to a robbery at a local tavern when he was shot and killed in his patrol car. The Deputy Sheriff had returned to his patrol car after stopping a vehicle leaving the tavern. It is believed that Deputy Sheriff Byrne's campaign hat prevented him from seeing the suspect outside his patrol car.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Marion County Sheriff's Office Patch
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-1700


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