EDWARD M. EVANS
Edward M. Evans, who served the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations as the Chief Investigator for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Investigation, died on February 22, 2013 at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was born on March 22, 1931 in West Palm Beach, FL to Luella Morgan Evans and Edward "Ned' Evans. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he attended Boys High School and received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York. After service in the US Army
military police in Japan from 1947 to 1950, he was honorably discharged and worked for the NY City Department of Corrections until entering the New York City Police Academy being among the first African American officers to graduate. He served as a patrolman throughout New York City before promotion to detective and assignment to the NYPD Major Case Squad where he worked on high profile cases including the bombing of Fraunces Tavern by the FALN in 1975. He retired from the NYPD in 1977 transitioning to the House Select Committee. He later worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services as the Special Agent in charge of the Washington Field office. After residing in Falls Church, Virginia for 25+ years, he retired to his beloved Sag Harbor, NY. He will be greatly missed for his passion, his keen intelligence, political acumen and dedication to civil rights.
His current wife of 32 years, Merete M. Evans and his former wife, Joanne V. Evans as well as children, grandchildren, and friends in the New York and Washington Metro Areas survive him. Please consider donating to the
. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.