A long-time Denton police officer passed away Tuesday.
Edward Reynolds served 20 years with the Denton Police Department, his son and current UNT Police Deputy Chief Ed Reynolds said Wednesday.
He joined the United States Marines shortly after graduating Tioga High School and after his enlistment,he joined the Denton Police Department in 1962.
While working as a detective, Reynolds and a co-worker, Det. Jim Bush, were shot in the line of duty in 1964 responding to a person with a gun call, his son said.
“He survived the shooting after multiple surgeries and a long recovery period,” the UNT police chief deputy said.
Reynolds retired as a captain with the department in 1982.
“Even though most of us may not have had the opportunity to know Captain Reynolds he wore our badge and patrolled the same streets we do today,” Capt. Roger White said in am email to police department employees Wednesday announcing his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Wallace Reynolds and his sons Robert (Robby) Reynolds, Christopher (Chris) Allen Reynolds, Benny Joe Reynolds, Ed Wallace Reynolds, and grandchildren Ryan Heath Reynolds, Cole Edward Reynolds, and Sydney Marie Reynolds, according to his obituary.
Visitation will be at DeBerry Funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Prairie Mound cemetery in Argyle. The funeral procession will leave DeBerry’s shortly after 9:30 a.m. and The Denton Police Department Honor Guard will provide detail at the viewing and graveside service, officials said.
Officers in uniform are encouraged to attend.
– Megan Gray-Hatfield