Officer Ferguson was shot and wounded
as he arrested a suspect who had robbed
two filling stations. Officer Ferguson
was able to return fire, killing the
suspect. Officer Ferguson died 11 days
later from his wounds.
Officer Ferguson, 23, had been with the
agency for one year and had served in
the United States Army for three years.
He was survived by his wife, Frances Evelyn Ferguson, and a son, Willard Jr.
Interred: Elmwood Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant