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Edwin Larsen Edwards
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1933
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1959
Weber County
Utah, USA


Officer Edwin L. Edwards
Died on August 27, 1959

Age 26
Logan Police Department
Accidental: Multiple Vehicle Accident

Officer Edwards, 26, and Cache County Deputy Alma P. Sorensen were killed in a head-on traffic crash. The two officers were transporting four juvenile offenders to the state industrial school in Ogden from Logan. Approximately seven miles north of Ogden on Highway 89-91, the police vehicle veered suddenly into the oncoming lane and collided with a second vehicle. Both officers and two of the juveniles were killed. The driver of the second car was seriously injured. Investigators later determined that one of the juveniles extracted himself from his handcuffs and attempted to seize Deputy Sorensen's sidearm. During the struggle, Deputy Sorensen lost control of the vehicle. Officer Edwards was single. He is buried in Whitney City Cemetery, Idaho. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Logan City Police Benefit Association.

*This information was found on and posted here with their permission.

The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Friday, August 28, 1959
Page 3B

Edwin L. Edwards

Edwin L. (Ted) Edwards, 26, Logan police officer, was killed yesterday in an automobile accident.

Mr. Edwards was born July 17, 1933, in Preston, Idaho, a son of Edwin C. and Helen Larsen Edwards. He lived in Preston until 1941, when the family moved to Logan. He graduated from Logan High School and attended Utah State University.

He served two years in the Army and was discharged in February, 1957. He had been in the Army Reserve since.

Surviving are his parents, Logan; the following brothers and sisters; Vickie, Marquette, Michael, Jack, Tamara, Douglas, Sharon, and Frances Edwards, all of Logan.

Funeral services will be held in Logan, to be announced by the Myers Mortuary. 
Family links: 
  Edwin Clarence Edwards (1910 - 1980)
  Helen Francis Larsen Edwards (1915 - 2003)
  Edwin Larsen Edwards (1933 - 1959)
  Jack Vincent Edwards (1941 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Whitney Cemetery
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
Record added: Jun 07, 2009
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