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Detective Horace L. Ford | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Horace L. Ford

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, November 6, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Horace Ford was shot and killed as he exchanged shots with a suspect during a bank robbery, at 41-01 Kissena Boulevard in Queens, while off duty.

The subject walked into the bank and announced a holdup, at which point Detective Ford drew his weapon and identified himself. The man immediately opened fire, striking Detective Ford. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Detective Ford was transported to Booth Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later.

Detective Ford had served with the NYPD for 12 years and was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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So many years later, you are not forgotten by your "brothers in blue."
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August 11, 2016

 

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