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

traffic stop

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

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