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Patrolman Leaward Robert Rich | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia

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Leaward Robert Rich

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, December 13, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Patrolman Edwin Hugh Stephenson, Jr.
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End of Watch: Friday, December 13, 1974
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Patrolman Rich, Thank you for your outstanding service!

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