For other iterations of this character, see Edward.
"Those poor soldiers. They were good men just doing their jobs, and that scum murdered them and escaped!"
— Edward upon finding Billy Coen's prison transfer papers.
Edward Dewey (エドワード・デューイ,Edowādo Dyūi?) was a member of the Special Tactics and Rescue Service Bravo, serving as position Rear Security. He was a very tall man licensed as a helicopter pilot and highly skilled sniper. His hobby was dancing.
Dewey was S.T.A.R.S Bravo team's primary pilot. He tended to look after the team's younger members, such as Rebecca Chambers, and was also the team's auxiliary mechanic in conjunction with designated Vehicle Specialist, Forest Speyer.
"You... You must be careful, Rebecca. The... The forest is full of zombies and monsters..."
— Edward warns Rebecca before his death.
On July 23, 1998, Dewey was dispatched with S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team to investigate a series of bizarre murders in the Arklay Mountains. Although he normally served as the team's main pilot, he acted as co-pilot next to Kevin Dooley during this mission until it experienced engine failure and was forced to crash land. While investigating the surrounding area, the team discovered the wreckage of an Military Police van originally transporting convict Billy Coen.
The team then split up to search for him, and Dewey made his way into the surrounding Raccoon Forest where he encountered Zombie creatures and was attacked en masse by Cerberus pack. Armed with his favorite rifle, his choice of weapon made it virtually impossible to fend off the charging pack.[notes 1] Edward escaped, although seriously injured, to a nearby train, the "Ecliptic Express", where he warned Rebecca that there were mutants in the forest before passing out. Infected by the t-Virus, his body mutated to an extent his injuries were no longer life-threatening, and awoke as a Zombie. Rebecca encountered him elsewhere on the train, eating the body of another victim, and was forced to kill him.