Police Officer Arthur E. Ford

Police Officer Arthur E. Ford

Stockton Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 1988

Arthur E. Ford

Police Officer Arthur Ford suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of a burglary suspect. Officer Ford and his partner had responded to a residential burglary and arrested one suspect in front of the home.

As Officer Ford's partner detained that suspect Officer Ford went to the back of the home caught a second suspect attempting to flee. While arresting this suspect the first suspect broke free and fled. Officer Ford chased the suspect for one mile and a half before collapsing. Other officers gave him CPR but were unable to revive him.

Officer Ford had served with the Stockton Police Department for two years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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You are forever in our hearts and a part of our lives. Your spirit, compassion, and love of life continues to flourish in your daughters and grandson.
We are proud of your service and continue to pray for those who protect our communities.
Rest in the comfort of God's loving embrace...


January 20, 2016

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