NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. – An officer who was described as a jack-of-all-trades was killed recently while repairing an appliance in his family home, Newsday reported on Wednesday.
According to reports, Sgt. Edward Sholl of the Nassau County Police Department in New York passed away on August 16, when he was electrocuted by the washing machine he was attempting to repair.
“He was the best person I’ve ever met,” said his daughter, 20-year-old Catherine Sholl. “He was unbelievably smart.”
She described him as a jack-of-all-trades, always eager to tinker with things at home, grow vegetables in their garden, take trips on his boat and even competing in triathlon events.
Sholl had been a police officer for the past 26 years, first serving with the NYPD, eventually transferring to Nassau County and then finishing at the Nassau County Police Academy approximately four years ago. Sources say that he was responsible for helping convert over 1,000 recruits into full-fledged police officers.
Newsday reported that after he joined the NYPD in 1993, Sholl was assigned to the 105th Precinct in Queens. He worked in the 101st Precinct before being promoted to sergeant in 2003 and was assigned to the Midtown North Precinct in Manhattan.
Sholl was one of the brave first responders who helped out at ground zero after the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.
He only left the NYPD in 2005 so that he could be closer to his family.
His daughter said that being a police officer and serving his community was what Sholl was all about.
“He loved being a cop,” said Catherine. “It’s all he ever wanted to do.”
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A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 21 at Our Lady of Mercy in Hicksville.
Sholl was just 46-years-old at the time of his passing.
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We have also just learned about the passing of another deputy who was killed in the line of duty this week.
Sheriff James Meyers of the Chickasaw County Sheriff Department in Mississippi sadly reports the
death of Deputy Jeremy Voyles.
Deputy Voyles, 33, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash. Deputy Voyles
was with a state narcotics agent and conducting a narcotics investigation when the vehicle they were in
left the roadway and rolled over several times.
The state narcotics agent was not named in any public information release nor was the reason why the
vehicle left the roadway. The crash remains under investigation. Deputy Voyles was flown via
medivac helicopter to a trauma center in Tupelo where he succumbed to his injuries the following
Deputy Voyles served the Chicasaw County Sheriff Department for five years. He was assigned to the
North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. Deputy Voyles had previously served with the Mississippi
Department of Transportation. He is survived by his wife, two minor children and his parents.
Deputy Jeremy Voyles is gone, but will never be forgotten.
EOW: Wednesday, August 28, 2019.