Sergeant James Russell Ward

Sergeant James Russell Ward

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 3, 1994

James Russell Ward

Sergeant James Ward was shot and killed while chasing two robbery suspects.

Both suspects were apprehended and charged with his murder. The suspect who shot Sergeant Ward was sentenced to death, but later died in prison while on death row.

Sergeant Ward had served with the Montgomery Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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At the same moment, same day, same hospital on 10/3/94 my son was being born when Officer Ward was pronounced dead.

Mike Williams

September 24, 2015

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