Officer Richard Radetich

Officer Richard Radetich

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 19, 1970

Richard Radetich

Officer Richard Radetich was shot and killed when he was ambushed while writing a traffic citation.

He was working an overtime traffic detail and had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As he was writing the ticket, an unrelated suspect approached his vehicle and opened fire through the closed driver's side window.

A suspect in the killing was an ex-convict who was extradited from Ohio. However, the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence in 1971.

Officer Radetich had been employed with the San Francisco Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and 8-month-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 703

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Identified

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Rest in peace Officer Radetich. Your honesty and heroism won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2018

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