Long Island officer, 46, previously with NYPD, dies after being electrocuted at home repairing washing machine

David Caplan
August 30, 2019 - 3:12 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  A Nassau County Police Department officer, previously with the NYPD, was killed earlier this month after he was electrocuted while repairing a washing machine at his home in Plainview, his family announced this week. 

Sgt. Edward Sholl died on August 16. He was 46. 

Sholl spent 26 years in law enforcement, joining the NYPD's 105th Precinct in Queens in 1993. He later worked at the 101st Precinct, was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and and then assigned to the Midtown North Precinct. He later headed to Nassau County. He had spent the last four and a half years at the Nassau County Police Academy. 

"He loved being a cop," his daughter, Catherine Sholl, 20, a student at Ohio State University, told Newsday. "It’s all he ever wanted to do."

She said her dad enjoyed competing in triathalons, boating to Fire Island, growing peppers in his garden and tinkering with things around the house. 

A Long Island native who grew up in Levittown, he is survived by his high school sweetheart wife Colleen Monaghan, as well as their two daughters: Catherine and Carolynn, 16.