On December 3, 1984, Detective Marcellus Ward, of the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department, was shot and killed while working on an undercover assignment. Detective Ward was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration's Baltimore District Office Task Force. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death. Detective Ward was a thirteen-year decorated police department veteran. Detective Ward earned several commendations and in 1980 was nominated for Policeman of the Year. He also earned his second bronze star in 1980 for making 1,181 drug and robbery arrests. Detective Ward was survived by his wife, Sandra, and two children, Marcellus Jr. and Reginald.
Comments about Marcellus Ward
As Lieutenant with BCFD I new "Marty" and of his danger. I will never forget his smile and humility and how he always spoke of saving kids from drugs.— Dr Al Thompson
In Memory of Marcellus Ward. It's been 25 years since his passing and the memories of such a fine friend, father,brother, uncle, comrade, and partner to those that knew him. I know that "Ward" touched my life many years before. He was a kind and fearless person, who had a heart of gold and a sense of humor that was infectious! I am glad that the DEA has not forgotten such a fine person, whose life was too short. "Ward in memory of you" Missing you...Margaret "Buffy" Bacon— Margaret "Buffy" Bacon