Deputy Sheriff John Perry Edwards

Deputy Sheriff John Perry Edwards

Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, May 16, 1912

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John Perry Edwards

Deputy Sheriff John Edwards was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a home in Deatsville.

When Deputy Edwards arrived at the home the wanted man stated he would shot him if he entered. As Deputy Edwards attempted to force the door open the man shot him twice with a .38 caliber pistol. The subject fled the area but was arrested the following day in Prattville. He was convicted of Deputy Edwards' murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Edwards was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife. One of Deputy Edwards' grandsons was accompanying him when he was murdered.

Bio

  • Age 67
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Edwards,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Elmore County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2022

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