Police Officer George Dewey Edwards

Police Officer George Dewey Edwards

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 30, 1939

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George Dewey Edwards

Officer Edwards was shot and killed while he and two other officers questioned a man who was suspected of attempting to steal a car. The officers located the man at Fannin Street and Congress Street and began to question the man. The officers discovered a gun in the man's pocket and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to open fire and mortally wounded Officer Edwards and wounded a detective. The suspect was shot and killed by return fire.

Officer Edwards was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Houston Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He was buried in Dialville at the Rock Springs Cemetery.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 259
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, investigation

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

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

June 30, 2020

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