Deputy Sheriff Edward Joseph Alva

Deputy Sheriff Edward Joseph Alva

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1992

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Edward Joseph Alva

Deputy Sheriff Edward Alva was accidentally shot and killed by his partner while struggling with a mentally ill man during a domestic disturbance call at 1183 Heyward Brockington Road.

Deputy Alva had served with the Richland County Sheriff's Department for four years and had previously served with the Alaska State Troopers for one year. He was survived by his two daughters, parents, and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

EDP, domestic, crossfire

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My pal EJ and I met when I worked at Sandy's Hotdogs 5000 years ago.
I was always reprimanded for giving him limitless chilidogs and his favourite hot fudge sundaes.
He spent a few Christmases with my family and my long since passed Nana absolutely ADORED him as his mischievous grin and quick humor was extraordinarily entertaining.
I used to think accumulated points on my license was the game objective. He made so many calls on my behalf and told me many times to behave or else.
We talked about anything from history to philosophy to cars and fashion.
We laughed a LOT.
He was my dear friend and I miss him loads.

Cynthia Cook

December 6, 2023

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