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Officer Alexander W. Tedford | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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Alexander W. Tedford

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, December 26, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 14 years, 9 months

Badge # 26

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 10/4/1927

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Officer Alex Tedford died after contracting an infection while conducting a prohibition raid. During the raid Officer Tedford fell and tore ligaments in one of his legs. A blood clot and infection formed, causing his death.

He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Officer Tedford's brother, T. A. Tedford, was shot and killed in the line of duty 15 years earlier while serving as a member of the Dallas Police Department.

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Titus County will be Honoring this fallen Officer on 9/11/2014 at a 9:00am Memorial Monument Dedication for First Responders / Line of Duty.

Steve Austin; CVSO/TCHC
Titus County Historical Commission-Ch.
August 19, 2014

 

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