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Officer Gid Thomas Ward | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

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Gid Thomas Ward

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 19, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 1157

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Gid Ward was struck and killed by a truck on US Highway 41, near Cleveland Avenue.

He was investigating a broken down vehicle on the northbound side of the South Expressway when a truck, whose driver had fallen asleep, ran off the road and hit him as he was standing next to has patrol car. He was killed instantly.

Officer Ward was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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I'm sixty-one years old now and your still missed like it was yesterday....you now have a great grandson & two great granddaughters....rest in peace dad until we meet again...I love you, Patsy

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November 8, 2015

 

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