Chief Deputy Sheriff William Park Edwards

Chief Deputy Sheriff William Park Edwards

Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 5, 1907

William Park Edwards

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.


  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 4, 1907
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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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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