Police Officer Richard J. Posey

Police Officer Richard J. Posey

Kennett Square Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1972

Richard J. Posey

Officers Richard Posey and William Davis were shot and killed after being ambushed in the police department's parking lot.

Both officers were shot in the back. A 28 year-old man was arrested at his home the next day and charged with their murders. The victim officers had charged him with driving with a revoked license two months earlier.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two life terms on March 25, 1974.

Officer Posey had served with the Kennett Square Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .308 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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This tragic day is still fresh in my mind as are your smiling faces and kind words. It would be three years later that I enlisted with the PD. RIP my brothers who have worked these streets before me. My most sincere sympathy to the Davis and Posey families.

Chief Edward A. Zunino
Kennett Square Police Dept.

March 30, 2016

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