Officer Edward DeFord

Officer Edward DeFord

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, October 31, 1935

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Edward DeFord

Officer Edward DeFord was shot and killed while he and his partner escorted non-union workers across picket lines during the Gulf Coast Longshoreman's strike near the Port of Mobile.

He succumbed to his wounds the following day. Other officers shot and killed the suspect.

Officer DeFord had been with the agency for eight years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 30, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Officer DeFord,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mobile.


United States Border Patrol

October 31, 2020

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