Edward J Claire

End of Watch: Monday, May 18, 1908

Biographical Info

Age: 35

Tour of Duty: 4 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: 

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained while attempting arrest

Date of Incident: August 23, 1904

Incident Location: Not available

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman Edward Claire, one of the most popular young policemen in the department, succumbed to heart failure and a complication of other ailments at his home, 2431 West Broadway, Monday evening. His death was indirectly the result of injuries received in a battle with two (2) people he was attempting to arrest four (4) years ago. During the fight, one of the policeman's ribs was broken and he received several heavy blows over the heart. Although he remained on duty for a few weeks, Patrolman Claire never fully regained his health. His wife and one (1) child survive him. The funeral took place at St. Charles Borromeo Church Wednesday morning and was largely attended.

He had been with the agency for 2 1/2 years. 

Edward married Catherine Arnold on October 15, 1905 in Louisville, KY. They had one (1) son, Edward B Claire, who was born 1904-05.

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