Editorial: Recognition a long time coming for fallen officer
Before this week there probably weren't many people around Rosemount who knew the story of John McDermott.
There wasn't much reason to. McDermott, a former Rosemount police officer, died in 1923. He wasn't married. He didn't have any children. Over the years most people around town forgot the circumstances of his death.
That's too bad, because McDermott's story is worth telling. Now, thanks to the investigative work of a current Rosemount officer, it has been.