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Patrolman Richard Stanley Phelps | Lemoyne Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Lemoyne Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Richard Stanley Phelps

Lemoyne Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 11, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 13-4

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Richard Phelps was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit.

He had joined a chase that came into his borough and was attempting to pass the vehicle. While entering a curve he ran off of the road and travelled until striking a steel barrier at a gas station gas island. Patrolman Phelps, who was not wearing his seat belt at the time, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The juvenile suspect was arrested and sentenced to juvenile detention.

Patrolman Phelps was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Lemoyne Borough Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his two daughters.

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I can't believe it is 28 years since I last saw you. You tried to be a grouch with me but that softer side kept peeking out. Your last words to me kept me going so many times in the 12 years that I continued in the job after you were gone. I still thought of you every damn day. You wouldn't believe the changes, but one thing will never change - your beautiful daughters and that none of us will ever forget you.

Patrolwoman (former) W.L.Weidman
Wormleysburg PD
July 11, 2017

 

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