Obituary - Edward Wishart, Died Dec 1990.
Edward Minneapolis police officer Edward Wishart, 63, a retired Minneapolis Minneapolis police lieutenant who also worked as a chemical dependency counselor, died of cancer Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Wishart, of Roseville, was a 27-year 27-year 27-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department when he retired in 1976. He began his career patrolling downtown downtown Minneapolis and then became the department's trainer of new officers. officers. He later became an inspector in the Second Precinct in northeast Minneapolis and was promoted to lieutenant. In 1974 he worked part time as a chemical dependency counselor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. After he retired from the Police Department, Wishart worked full time at the hospital until he became the director of the chemical chemical dependency unit at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Louisiana in 1984. Two years later he started a chemical dependency unit at the Bedford Medical Medical Center in Bedford, Ind. He also Wishart, retired was frequent lecturer on the subject of chemical abuse. "It was important to him because he'd gone through treatment himself," himself," said his wife, Jeanne. "He had a gift for counseling." Wishart was born in Minneapolis and attended the old Central High School. He joined the Navy during World War II at age 16. After the war he graduated from high school and worked at Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis. Minneapolis. Besides his wife, Wishart is survived by four daughters, Sarah and Joanna, both of Roseville; Lynn, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lisa Fraser, of Dallas; a son, Philip, of Roseville, and a stepson, stepson, Aaron Smith, of West Point, N.Y. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Washburn-McReavy Washburn-McReavy Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, Minneapolis. of an In Minneapolis; Emergency