Patrolman Edward J. Stephens

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End of Watch: Fri, Sep 6th, 1912
Date of Incident: Fri, Sep 6th, 1912
Cause of Death: Exertion
Service Time: 26 years
Age: 50


Patrolman Stephens had spent several hours walking his beat in extreme heat. At 3:00 p.m., he reported to his lieutenant that he did not feel well. The lieutenant relieved Patrolman Stephens and he went home. Once there, he collapsed. A doctor was summoned but Patrolman Stephens died before the doctor arrived.

It was determined that Patrolman Stephens suffered a heatstroke while walking his beat.


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