Officer Gid Thomas Ward

Officer Gid Thomas Ward

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1957

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Gid Thomas Ward

Officer Gid Ward was struck and killed by a truck on US Highway 41, near Cleveland Avenue.

He was investigating a broken down vehicle on the northbound side of the South Expressway when a truck, whose driver had fallen asleep, ran off the road and hit him as he was standing next to has patrol car. He was killed instantly.

Officer Ward was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1157

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I'm Gid's wife, Jackie's, twin sister. She went home to be with the Lord March 30, 2019, so they're together again at last. My husband and I loved Gid. He was a very good guy. Shortly before he died he went to talk with the pastor to make sure he was right with the Lord.

Joyce Jones Flanders
Sister in Law
April 2, 2019


April 2, 2019

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