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Deputy Sheriff Henry O. Richarde | Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Henry O. Richarde

Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, November 19, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Richarde was shot and killed by three brothers who had a grudge against the deputy. Deputy Richarde had accompanied an attorney to the brothers' home to discuss an upcoming legal case. As the two men left the home the brothers began to approach the buggy with weapons. Deputy Richarde fired at the brothers, who then opened fire. The attorney jumped from the buggy and was not injured, but Deputy Richarde was shot several times and killed.

Deputy Richarde had served with the sheriff's officer for several years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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