P.O. Gregory R. Edwards

Name: Gregory R. Edwards
Star: 4562
Memorial Panel #:  6
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 003 Distrct (Grand Crossing)
End of Watch: 29 Sept 1987
Incident Details: Police Officer Gregory Edwards, 27, was a 13 month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Grand Crossing District. On September 29, 1987, Officer Edwards was at a motel located in the 6600 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, when Marvin Wright attempted to rob the motel’s occupants. Wright, 24, was seeking money in order to complete a drug deal. He turned the doorknob and attempted to gain entrance into the officer’s first-floor motel room. Officer Edwards opened the door and identified himself as a police officer. A quarrel ensued and the officer was shot twice. Marvin Wright was arrested near the scene and charged with murder. Police Officer Edwards passed away from the wounds he sustained at Bernard Mitchell Hospital.Officer Edwards is survived by two children.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta.