Deputy Worth Edwards

Deputy Worth Edwards

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 15, 1980

Worth Edwards

Deputy Worth "Joe" Edwards was shot and killed while questioning several juveniles who were attempting to sell weapons to a local merchant.

The 19 year-old suspect who killed Deputy Edwards was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1983 his sentence was commuted to life.

Deputy Edwards had been with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Worth Edwards will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless his family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

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