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Police Officer Robert Dennis Edwards | West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

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Robert Dennis Edwards

West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, January 21, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Edwards was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a local hospital to assist his partner with a prisoner. The two had arrested a woman at a disturbance and placed her in the back of a patrol car. The woman started banging her head on the inside of the car causing injuries to herself. Officer Edwards' partner transported her to the hospital as Officer Edwards waited for a tow truck for the suspect's car.

When another officer arrived to take over Officer Edwards responded to the hospital to assist his partner. As he entered an intersection another car turned left, causing a collision which knocked Officer Edwards' patrol car into a concrete light pole.

Officer Edwards had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, four children, brother, and mother.

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"Missing you is not the problem (I do that very well) it's knowing you're never coming back that's killing me." What am I supposed to do with that? It just makes me miss you more! I love you forever, Daddy. 12,045 days without you.

Daughter Amy Lynn
WPBPD
January 21, 2017

 

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