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Chief of Police Edward Wiley Fox

Evarts Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 19, 1945

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Reflections for Chief of Police Edward Wiley Fox

Rest in peace Chief of Police Fox.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 1, 2021

Chief Fox,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Evarts. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 19, 2020

The story passed down to me was that Sam Middleton was drunk and my Uncle Ed was trying to take him home to keep from arresting him. He didn’t realize he had a gun on him. Sam shot him twice in the head and killed him. My dad, Ed’s brother, Harley was his deputy but he also worked in the coal mine. He was at work that day. When he came home and found out what had happened, he went after Sam Middleton chasing him through the middle of Evarts. He shot at him and grazed him in the back but couldn’t pursue him further because school kids were in the way. Sam was found guilty but only got sentenced to 8 years.

Rhonda Fox Hale

January 3, 2020

Dear Great-great grandfather Edward Wiley Fox, it took a while for us to locate information about you, from census records and finding your death record online, to finding this Memorial Page. Your daughter Dortha was six years old when you were taken from her. She used to stand in Mommy Mae's front yard and cry because you weren't coming home. You are loved, missed and your memory is carried on in the minds and hearts of your family. We also keep the families of Lige Knuckles and Sam Middleton in our prayers. God is with us.

Susan C Burkholder

May 13, 2017

I wished I had met you and your brother, Harley, a fallen police office also. I was blessed to spend much time with your youngest brother, Terence, a police officer, prior to his his death a few years ago. Rest in peace, uncles.

Rob Dennis - nephew

July 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 67th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 19, 2012

Officer Fox,

I hope one day your killer will be brought to justice for the cowardly act he/she commited.

Rest in peace my BROTHER for now you walk the heavens beat.....

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

May 29, 2006

Rest in Peace, brother. Almost fifty years ago you were called Home to your final assignment. Your service and sacrifice are still not forgotten. Though we don't know the details of your passing, we know that you are a hero. Thank you for your part in making this the greatest country on Earth.

"...for it is not in dying that you became a hero, rather it was in the way you lived."

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

February 16, 2005

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