Chief of Police Edward Coleman Ziglar

Chief of Police Edward Coleman Ziglar

Mayodan Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 14, 1922

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Edward Coleman Ziglar

Chief of Police Ed Ziglar was shot and killed while he and a police officer from the Madison Police Department attempted to serve warrants on to brothers near Cardwell Mills.

They were confronted by the two brothers and their father. The father opened fire with a shotgun, shooting Chief Ziglar in the face and body. The other officer was able to retreat to safety and called for assistance. All three men were arrested and charged with Chief Ziglar's murder.

Chief Ziglar had served with the Mayodan Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Winston-Salem Police Department. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

warrant service, weapons violation

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