Police Officer Robert Dennis Edwards

Police Officer Robert Dennis Edwards

West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 21, 1984

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Robert Dennis Edwards

Police Officer Robert Edwards was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a local hospital to assist his partner with a prisoner.

The two had arrested a woman following 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 prisoner'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 in front of 3617 South Dixie Highway, causing a collision which knocked Officer Edwards' patrol car into a concrete light pole.

Officer Edwards had served with the West Palm Beach Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, four children, brother, and mother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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As this year 2020 comes to a end, I reflect the times in my life that was most devastating.
Not even a world epidemic can compare to January 21, 1984.
I will forever love & miss you for all my life.
You are in my heart & soul now & always.


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