Police Officer Edward S. Sherman

Police Officer Edward S. Sherman

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 1975

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Edward S. Sherman

Police Officer Edward Sherman died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his patrol car in the parking lot of Edgewood Elementary School.

Two other officers located the vehicle and found Officer Sherman unconscious. An examination of the vehicle determined that a piece of rubber molding was missing from the engine that caused the carbon monoxide to reach lethal doses, combined with the fact that all of the vehicle's windows were rolled up.

Officer Sherman was a U.S. Army veteran who had served with the Baltimore Police Department for six years and was assigned to the Southwestern District. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 3085
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

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Officer Edward Stanley Sherman is my late grandpa. I am his late son’s daughter— Erik Edward Sherman’s daughter. My name is Sierra Sherman. My father spoke often and fondly of his dad. I wonder every day how different our lives would be today if we had had the pleasure of knowing this man by more than just the accounts of those special friends of his who keep the memories of my late Grandpa alive. I wonder if my dad would still be here, if our childhood would have been different, how much more close our family might be today had this one special man survived his watch that night.
I find comfort today in knowing that my father and his father are reunited in heaven, catching up, finally getting to know each other by more than just stories passed down. I look forward to the day that I too get to meet my Grandpa, Officer Sherman, for the first time, with my father sitting at his side.
Rest In Peace to two very loved, very missed angels. They were truly taken from us far too soon.

Sierra Sherman
Granddaughter to P/O Edward Stanley Sherman.

February 1, 2022

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