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Lieutenant Edward F. McDermott | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida


Edward F. McDermott

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, May 18, 1980

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Age: 48

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant Edward McDermott suffered a fatal heart attack while assigned a communications command post on the onset of the 1980 Miami Riots.

Lieutenant McDermott had served with the agency for 24 years and had previously served with the United States Air Force. He is survived by two children and two grandchildren.

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36 years since your passing yet your smile remains with me since childhood. Our Faith believes we shall meet again in spirit. Nana, Mom, Uncle Jimmy and Daughter Cindy have now made the journey. it's a comfort to knowing you are all reunited......John

John Hartney
May 25, 2016


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