Officer Edward Ford

Officer Edward Ford

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1962

Edward Ford

Officer Ford was shot and killed with his own service weapon while booking a prisoner he had just arrested. Officer Ford was talking on the phone when the man grabbed his service weapon and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison July 12, 1962. In 1969 he escaped from prison but was recaptured a few days in Wilmington, Delaware. He was paroled in 1976.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1976

Most Recent Reflection

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It has been 54 years ago since my brother was shot. Like someone said, he hasn't been forgotten as long as people think of him. I was only 7 when this happened and I am now 62. Someone explain to me why the shooter, "Mr." Dixon is alive and well and able to walk the streets while my brother can not. What a world.

Wayne Ford

May 12, 2016

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