Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Offender: Not available
Patrolman Leaward Rich and Patrolman Edwin Stephenson were killed in an automobile crash while en route to assist another officer who was chasing a stolen car.
During their response the police car left the roadway and struck a tree at Brook Street and Westwood Avenue, causing fatal injuries to both officers.
Patrolman Rich was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Richmond Police Department for four years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrolman Edwin Hugh Stephenson, Jr.