Patrolman
Edward Wiershing
Gary Police Department
Monday, September 8, 1913

Age: 48
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Fall
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, September 8, 1913
01:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
660 Broadway, Gary
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Greenwood Cemetery,
Eureka, Kansas

   Patrolman Edward Wiershing died after falling into an unprotected opening in the rear of the G.R. Call building while on foot patrol.

   After reporting at a nearby callbox ten minutes earlier and checking the locks at the Baldwin Jewelry store, he was found at the foot of a darkened concrete stairway.

   Patrolman Wiershing was pronounced dead from a broken neck and fractured skull moments after arriving at Gary General Hospital.

   Another officer suffered serious injuries while on duty when he fell into the same opening a year earlier.

   Patrolman Wiershing was survived by his wife, son, mother and brother.

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This officer, discovered in 2020, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Gary Police Department.

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