Police Officer John Francis McDermott

Police Officer John Francis McDermott

Rosemount Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, May 22, 1923

John Francis McDermott

Police Officer John McDermott was accidentally shot and killed by another officer after being mistaken for a suspect.

Another officer had recently received several threats, and the appearance of strangers in the city required investigation. As Officer McDermott ran across a street towards where the suspects were another officer mistook him for a suspect and opened fire, striking him in the head and chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Monday, May 21, 1923

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 22, 2015

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.