Detective James T. Ford

Detective James T. Ford

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, December 1, 1934

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James T. Ford

Detective James Ford was shot and killed as he stood in a telephone booth at a barroom near the intersection of Bienville Street and Basin Street.

A 63-year-old man was charged with his murder. The suspect had argued with Detective Ford in the barroom earlier about the detective's expulsion of a friend from a local racetrack. He returned moments later and shot Detective Ford.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison March 16th, 1940.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace young man

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