Patrolman Edward Bond was shot and killed from an ambush as he patrolled the upper part of the city in the First Ward.
He and another patrolman were ambushed on September 3, 1864 by two (2) men who held a grudge against Patrolman Bond. Patrolman Bond was struck in the leg by a load of buckshot. He was carried to his home, where his leg was amputated. He died the following evening.
Both men were arrested and charged with his murder. One of them fled into the south after being released on bond. It is not known if he was ever captured following the Civil War.