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Chief Deputy Sheriff William Park Edwards | Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Chief Deputy Sheriff

William Park Edwards

Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 5, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 68

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/4/1907

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Chief Deputy Edwards succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day while attempting to arrest a man in DeLand who was suspected of breaking into a home. During the arrest the suspect shot Chief Deputy Edwards with a Colt revolver that had been stolen in the burglary.
Chief Deputy Edwards had also been shot and wounded nine years earlier in a shootout that claimed the life of Deputy William Kremer.

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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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