Officer William Herman Edwards, III

Officer William Herman Edwards, III

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, February 2, 1998

William Herman Edwards, III

Officer William Edwards was killed while assisting with the funeral escort for a Hanover County, Virginia, sheriff's deputy.

The accident occurred when a flatbed wrecker truck pulled in front of the procession as it attempted to turn into a business, at 12167 Washington Highway in Ashland, and struck the motorcycle that Officer Edwards was operating. Officer Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was convicted of several misdemeanor traffic violations.

Patrolman Edwards was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Henrico County Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 29 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

funeral escort

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We miss you and honor you!
We had our yearly gathering at the Henrico Police Memorial yesterday. We had Chief Middleton, 30 plus officers and staff and 40 new recruits officers standing is the misty rain in your HONOR! Members of the Motor Unit and others gathered after the ceremony to toast you with coffee in the same style styrofoam cup you use to drink out of. Sorry no one brought a cigarette. We can thank Brother Gary for bring the coffee and cups. Norm and I will visit you at the Police Memorial in DC in May. RIP, Brother.

Sgt. S.W. Jung
Henrico Police

February 3, 2012

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