Edward Mackiw was born June 10, 1925, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He served in the United States Navy from January 15, 1946, to November 18, 1947. Trooper Mackiw enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police from Scranton on October 1, 1949, and was assigned to Troop B-1, Washington. He was 24 years old and 5’11½” tall.
At 10:45 p.m. on May 30, 1958, Trooper Mackiw was directing traffic at the scene of an accident on the Penn-Lincoln Highway near Pittsburgh when he was struck by a passing vehicle. He was seriously injured and taken to Saint Clair Memorial Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh. He died there at 12:45 a.m. on May 31.
Trooper Mackiw is buried in Abington Cemetery, Lackawanna County. (Cathedral Cemetery, Keyser Valley, Scranton) He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Mackiw, of Scranton who later moved to California. His brother Walter also served with the Pennsylvania State Police. At 32, Trooper Mackiw had completed eight years and seven months of Pennsylvania State Police service.