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Chief of Police Martin J. Ford | Marquette City Police Department, Michigan Marquette City Police Department, Michigan

Chief of Police

Martin J. Ford

Marquette City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Ford was shot and killed while he and his son chased the suspect wanted for murdering Patrolman Thomas Thornton earlier in the day. Chief Ford and his son exchanged shots with the suspect as he attempted to swim across the Chocalay River to escape. Both Chief Ford and his son were killed. The suspect was shot and killed by another officer.

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Patrolman Thomas J. Thornton
Marquette City Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroic service is remembered today my brother...continue to Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department
August 2, 2016

 

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