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Public Safety Officer Bruce A. Richard | Alamogordo Police Department, New Mexico Alamogordo Police Department, New Mexico

Public Safety Officer

Bruce A. Richard

Alamogordo Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Sunday, September 2, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Bruce Richard was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer at the scene of an accident. Officer Richard, and his EMT partner Officer Norma Sutherland, was standing at the rear of an ambulance that had responded to the other accident when a tractor-trailer jack-knifed and struck both officers. Officer Richard was killed, the Officer Sutherland initially survived her injuries but died later due to complications from the accident.

Officer Richard had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his mother.

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I remember this accident well, went to school with Bruce. It was a horrible accident which took the lives of two great people.

Regina Colbert
Friend of Bruce Richard
September 3, 2016

 

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