Detective
Edward Michael Brady
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department
Wednesday, November 21, 1923

Age: 32
Served: 1 year, 6 months
Badge #: 368
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by train
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, November 21, 1923

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
21st Street near Sherman Drive, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Detective Edward Brady was struck and killed by a switch engine at the 21st Street crossing in Indianapolis.

   As he and another detective were boarding a switch engine, he lost his footing while climbing aboard causing him to fall. He became pinned between the engine and a freight car, crushing him to death.

   Detective Brady had previously served with the Indianapolis Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, four children, mother, three sisters and brother.

The responsibilities of the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department (1881–1964) are now under the jurisdiction of the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.

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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 Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.

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