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Hero Down: Nassau County PD Sgt. Edward Sholl Dies By Accidental Electrocution

Nassau County Police Sergeant Edward Sholl was a 26-year law enforcement veteran.

Plainview, NY – Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Sergeant Edward Sholl died on Aug. 16, after he was electrocuted while repairing a washing machine inside his residence.

“He loved being a cop,” his daughter, Catherine Sholl, told Newsday. “It’s all he ever wanted to do.”

The 46-year-old Long Island native’s law enforcement career began in 1993, when he was hired by the New York Police Department (NYPD).


He was initially assigned to the 105th Precinct in Queens, and later served in the 101st Precinct, Newsday reported.

In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and began working at the Midtown North Precinct in Manhattan.

Sgt. Sholl also served as a first responder in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Newsday reported.

In 2005, he joined the NCPD in order to be closer to his family, Catherine said.

He was promoted to the rank of sergeant a decade later, and spent the last four-and-one-half years of his life training law enforcement recruits at the Nassau County Police Academy.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran described Sgt. Sholl as a “dedicated father, husband and police officer,” the Plainview Patch reported.

“Sgt. Sholl served bravely in uniform for 26 years and was a 9/11 first responder,” Curran continued. “My heart goes out to his family and to all who knew and loved him.”


In addition to Catherine, Sgt. Sholl leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Colleen Monaghan, and his 16-year-old daughter, Carolynn, according his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents and siblings.

Sgt. Sholl was laid to rest on Aug. 21.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nassau County Police Department Sergeant Edward Sholl, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Holly Matkin - August Fri, 2019


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