Officer William Herman Edwards, III

Officer William Herman Edwards, III

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, February 2, 1998

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William Herman Edwards, III

Officer William Edwards was killed while assisting with the funeral escort for a Hanover County, Virginia, sheriff's deputy.

The accident occurred when a flatbed wrecker truck pulled in front of the procession as it attempted to turn into a business, at 12167 Washington Highway in Ashland, and struck the motorcycle that Officer Edwards was operating. Officer Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was convicted of several misdemeanor traffic violations.

Patrolman Edwards was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Henrico County Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 29 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

funeral escort

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Officer Edwards,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

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February 2, 2023

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