Police Officer George D. Edwards

Police Officer George D. Edwards

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 30, 1939

George D. Edwards

Officer Edwards was shot and killed while he and two other officers questioned a man who was suspect of attempting to steal a car. The officers located the man at Fannin Street and Congress Street and began to question the man. The officers discovered a gun in the man's pocket and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to open fire and mortally wounded Officer Edwards and wounded a detective. The suspect was shot and killed by return fire.

Officer Edwards was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He was buried in Dialville at the Rock Springs Cemetery.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Police Officer George D. Edwards. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of the scum responsible for your murder.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

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