(Capcom's primary storyline)
Edward was a police officer at Raccoon City. During the Raccoon City Destruction Incident, he and many officers were locked in the precinct. Chief Irons, now insane, shot Edward in the back and out through the heart, killing him. His final actions were to stare up at Irons in shock, which Irons noted was "positively exquisite," strongly implying his sadistic nature.