Lieutenant Edward F. McDermott

Lieutenant Edward F. McDermott

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 18, 1980

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Edward F. McDermott

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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your name and memory lives on Ed. You are recognized on the wall in Washington D.C. as well in the Miami Police department.

Your nephew ,

John Hartney BMC, USN

May 17, 2018

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