Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years, 4 months
Badge # 98
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Officer Theodore Tedford was shot and killed after being sent to a disturbance call while on mounted patrol. When he arrived on the scene the suspect opened fire, striking him in the side. After falling off of his horse the suspect shot him again before fleeing.
Four days later the suspect shot and killed Red River County Sheriff Charles Stephens who was on a posse trying to arrest the killer. The man was chased for several miles before being killed by the posse.
Officer Tedford had served with the agency for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.
Officer Tedford's brother, Alex, was killed in the line of duty 15 years later while serving with the Dallas Police Department.