Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Explosives; Bomb
Offender: Executed in 2014
Trooper James Fulford was killed by a bomb while searching a vehicle.
One suspect made the bomb, placed it inside a microwave, and gift wrapped it. He then paid a second male to deliver the package to his ex-wife, who had prior knowledge of a murder he had been involved with and had intimate knowledge of an active drug ring he was involved with. The male agreed to deliver the package thinking it only contained drugs. Trooper Fulford pulled over the car being driven by male and one of his associates. Both men were arrested during the traffic stop and taken to jail by two Jefferson County deputies. Shortly thereafter, Trooper Fulford was killed when the bomb exploded while he searched the car.
It was later determined by an explosive expert that Trooper Fulford was holding the package when it exploded.
The bomb maker was sentenced to death and was subsequently executed on February 26th, 2014. The male subject driving the vehicle was sentenced to 40 years.
Trooper Fulford had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 14 years.