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Deputy Worth Edwards | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy

Worth Edwards

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, March 15, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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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 20, 2016

 

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