Officer William Edward Stafford

Officer William Edward Stafford

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 1948

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William Edward Stafford

Officer William Stafford was killed after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Harry Hines Boulevard.

As he was talking with the violator another vehicle swerved off of the roadway, striking both men. The driver of the car was charged with murder witout malice but was not convicted.

Officer Stafford had served with the Dallas Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 564

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

motor officer, traffic stop

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Officer Stafford,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2023

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