Edward Ford

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Edward FordOfficer Edward Ford
Appointed: September 7, 1959
End of Watch: June 8, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Following a vehicle stop at 7:05 pm at Elm and Butner streets, Officer Ford, 24, was shot and killed with his own service weapon while booking a driver he had arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Officer Ford was talking on the telephone at the station when the suspect grabbed Ford's firearm and shot him. Ford died several days. Following Ford's death, pistol lock boxes were placed near the booking area.