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- Aug. 02, 1993 -
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Mexia Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 02, 1993
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Mexia Police Dept.
TX   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 308
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Mon. Aug. 02, 1993
Summary: Patrolman Ricky Ward was shot and killed while chasing a suspected shoplifter.

During the chase the suspect dropped a match box. Believing it contained narcotics, Patrolman Ward stopped to pick it up as evidence. The suspect's cousin was hiding in some bushes next to where Patrolman Ward was and opened fire with a .380 caliber automatic pistol. One round struck Patrolman Ward in the side, passing in-between the panels of his vest, and penetrated his aorta.

Patrolman Ward was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately two hours later. The shoplifting suspect was never charged in Patrolman Ward's murder, however; the shooting suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Ward had been employed with the Mexia Police Departmentfor two years

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