Officer Edward DeFord

Officer Edward DeFord

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, October 31, 1935

Edward DeFord

Officer DeFord was shot and killed while he and his partner escorted non-union workers across picket lines during the Gulf Coast Longshoremans strike near the Port of Mobile. He succumbed to his wounds the following day. Other officers shot and killed the suspect.

Officer DeFord had been with the agency for eight years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 30, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2014

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