Deputy Sheriff David Leroy "Nick" Ford

Deputy Sheriff David Leroy "Nick" Ford

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 7, 1971

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David Leroy "Nick" Ford

Deputy Sheriff Nick Ford and Deputy Sheriff Edward Henry were killed in an automobile crash on U.S. 52 while responding to a fire call.

As they responded, a truck that was parked on the shoulder near Rock Avenue, northwest of Ironton, pulled into the travel lane in front of them. Their patrol car struck the back of the truck, and both deputies were killed.

Deputy Ford had served with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his parents and three sisters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

fire, response driving, vehicle crash

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Nick was my grandfather. He passed away before I was born. I have nothing to remember him by, not even a picture. If anyone could offer insight or memorabilia please contact me. [email protected]

Sgt. Christopher Eager
His grandson

April 17, 2024

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