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Sergeant James Russell Ward | Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant

James Russell Ward

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, October 3, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Sergeant James Ward was shot and killed while chasing two robbery suspects.

Both suspects were apprehended and charged with his murder. The suspect who shot Sergeant Ward was sentenced to death, but later died in prison while on death row.

Sergeant Ward had served with the Montgomery Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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At the same moment, same day, same hospital on 10/3/94 my son was being born when Officer Ward was pronounced dead.

Mike Williams
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September 24, 2015

 

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