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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

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 7/11/1989

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: 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 is survived by his two daughters.

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