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Officer Memorial

John Leslie Ward

John Leslie Ward

End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 1942

Officer Ward was shot and killed after stopping a man for a hit-and-run accident. Officer Ward observed the accident at an intersection and shouted for the suspect to stop. After a short chase the suspect stopped and opened fire on Officer Ward and a state trooper.

Officer Ward was survived by his wife and nine children.

Photos of John Wards name inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Memorial 1 Memorial 2 Memorial 3