DEPUTY SHERIFF FORD TYSON "TOBY" HUMPHREY
October 9, 1980
In memory of our fallen brother, DEPUTY SHERIFF FORD TYSON "TOBY" HUMPHREY, who lost his life in the pursuit of serving and protecting the citizens of Stafford County. On October 9, 1980, 26-year-old Ford Tyson "Toby" Humphrey was killed in the line of duty by a gunman while attempting to quell a domestic disturbance. Toby's tragic death was sudden and senseless. It serves to remind us of the inherent dangers of police work, and that any given shift may end abruptly in serious injury or death. May we focus not on his death but his service that was best characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty, and faithful and honorable devotion to the principles of the Stafford Sheriff's Office.