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Harry Edgerton is a former detective of the Baltimore Police Department. He is notable for his work in the Homicide Unit [1] and on the investigation of drug dealer Melvin Williams with former BPD Detective Ed Burns and the Drug Enforcement Administration.[2] He is notable for working under Sergeant Roger Nolan and Lieutenant Gary D'Addario whose Homicide unit was featured in David Simon's Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets book.[1] The son of a New York jazz pianist, Edgerton would provide the inspiration for Homicide: Life on the Street character Frank Pembleton,[3] played by Emmy Award winner Andre Braugher.

Harry Edgerton
Police career
CountryUnited States
DepartmentBaltimore Police Department


  1. ^ a b Simon, David (2006) [1991]. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (4th ed.). Owl Books. p. Inset. ISBN 0-8050-8075-9.
  2. ^ Alvarez, Rafael (2004). The Wire: Truth Be Told. New York: Pocket Books.
  3. ^ "Detectives vs Characters".