Police Officer Robert Dennis Edwards

Police Officer Robert Dennis Edwards

West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 21, 1984

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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Today Robert has been gone for 34 years, for as long as he lived.
This day will forever be my saddest. Your Grandson Jacob told me even though he is not here with us, he is NOT FORGOTTEN therefore he will be with us forever.


January 21, 2018

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