Officer Alexander W. Tedford

Officer Alexander W. Tedford

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 26, 1927

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Alexander W. Tedford

Officer Alex Tedford died after contracting an infection while conducting a prohibition raid on Forrest Avenue (Present day Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). During the raid Officer Tedford fell and tore ligaments in one of his legs. A blood clot and infection formed, causing his death.

Officer Tedford served with the Dallas Police Department for 14 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Officer Tedford's brother, Theodore A. Tedford, was shot and killed in the line of duty 15 years earlier while serving as a member of the Dallas Police Department.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 14 years, 9 months
  • Badge 26

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 4, 1927


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

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