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

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

July 18, 2020

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