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Sergeant Freddie Joel Edwards | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Sergeant

Freddie Joel Edwards

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, October 7, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/7/1971

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Killed in prison

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Sergeant Freddie Edwards was shot and killed when he approached a suspicious man behind a convenience store. Unbeknownst to Sergeant Edwards, the suspect had just committed an armed robbery of the store moments before.

The suspect was caught and subsequently sentenced to death several hours before the United States Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional. However, in 1974 the suspect was murdered in prison by other inmates.

Sergeant Edwards had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Rest in Peace, Sergeant Edwards. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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