|Name:||Rach, Edwin C.|
|Memorial Panel #:||#PANEL#|
|District / Unit:||Detective Division|
|End of Watch:||29 December 1946|
|Incident Details:||Detective Edwin C. Rach, 42, was assigned to the Detective Bureau.
On December 29, 1946, Detective Roderick MacLeay and his partner, Detective Edwin Rach, were transporting a prisoner to the Detective Bureau when their squad car was struck by a drunk driver. John Trencan, 24, had been drinking at six taverns before colliding with the detective’s squad car head-on at 29th and State Streets. Both detectives died from their injuries.
Detective Rach’s funeral mass was held at Immanuel Evangelical Church and he was laid to rest in Cedar Park Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Edna; his children, Arthur, Edward, and Shirley;