Vigil held for New Haven police officer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — There was another vigil in New Haven on Friday night.

This vigil was in honor of a New Haven Police officer who was killed over the Memorial Day weekend riding his motorcycle in Myrtle Beach.

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Friends, family and fellow officers gathered at Bowen field on Friday night to remember 31-year-old Edward Douglas, who they called “EJ” or simply, “E.”

His mother and his good friend from childhood both spoke about how his smile, his easy going style and concern for others made him a stand out.

“He was a fun person, a happy person. He didn’t have complaints.”

“I’m glad I knew E…from growing up to be officers ton the street trying to help people.”

Hugs and tears and lots of memories were shared on Friday about the boy from New Haven who proudly became a police officer. His single motorcycle accident is still under investigation.

Douglas will be laid to rest on Monday.

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