Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 40 years
Badge # UP-2
Offender: Not available
Chief Deputy Sheriff George Edwards and Deputy Sheriff Alymer Taylor were shot and killed while they, along with a third deputy, attempted to arrest a man for burglarizing the Linville School.
As the three unarmed deputies approached the suspect's home, the suspect opened fire with a rifle, killing Chief Deputy Edwards and Deputy Taylor. The third deputy returned to their patrol car, retrieved a service pistol, and shot and killed the suspect.
Chief Deputy Edwards had served with the Union Parish Sheriff's Department for 40 years. He was survived by his wife and four children. Two of his children also served in law enforcement.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Alymer Gray Taylor