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May. 22, 1923
Caucasian Male / 27 yrs. of age
Rosemount Police Dept.
Accident - Police
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. May. 22, 1923
Officer John McDermott was accidentally shot and killed by another officer after being mistaken for a suspect.
Another officer had recently received several threats, and the appearance of strangers in the city required investigation. As Officer McDermott ran across a street towards where the suspects were another officer mistook him for a suspect and opened fire, striking him in the head and chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.