(Rejected movie script)
Edward was a pilot working for S.T.A.R.S., a military special forces unit operating in Pennsylvania. When the T-virus escaped containment at the Arkley Mansion, Edward was one of the pilots called out to assist in the evacuation of Raccoon City's civilians.
Due to the decision to completely restart the writing process, George A. Romero's writing contributions failed to appear in the finished script. As such, Edward does not appear in the film. He may have also been inspired by Edward Dewey.