Officer Alex Telford died after contracting an infection while conducting a prohibition raid. During the raid, Officer Tedford fell and tore ligaments in one of his legs. A blood clot and infection formed, causing his death.
He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Officer Tedford’s brother, T.A> Tedford, was shot and killed in the line of duty 15 years earlier while serving as a member of the Dallas Police Department.