Deputy Sheriff D. Elmer Edwards

Deputy Sheriff D. Elmer Edwards

Gila County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1926

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D. Elmer Edwards

Deputy Sheriff Elmer Edwards died as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle crash near Holtville, California, while he and another deputy were extraditing a prisoner back to Globe.

The deputy who was driving swerved suddenly when he encountered a detour sign on a sharp curve. The sudden movement of the car caused Deputy Edwards to strike to the shift lever with his abdomen, resulting in him suffering punctured intestines. He was taken to a hospital in Holtville before being transferred to a hospital in El Centro, California.

He passed away on July 18th, 1926, as a result of his injuries.

Deputy Edwards was survived by his wife and eight siblings. One of his brothers served as the sheriff of Gila County.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 17, 1926


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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers.Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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