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Officer Edward Ford | Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

Officer

Edward Ford

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/8/1962

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Paroled in 1976

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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.

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A sad day. I wish I could have known you better.

Dwight Ford
brother
August 12, 2014

 

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