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Sheriff Stephen Frank Edwards | Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Florida Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff

Stephen Frank Edwards

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, December 14, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Killed

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Sheriff Edwards was killed after he and a suspect fell off of a moving train during a struggle. Sheriff Edwards was transporting a prisoner when the man's friend attacked him. Sheriff Edwards was able to shoot the suspect but he continued to struggle and they both fell off of the train and were killed.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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