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Police Officer James M. Richardson, II | York Police Department, Nebraska York Police Department, Nebraska

Police Officer

James M. Richardson, II

York Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Friday, April 22, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 10 months

Badge # 008

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Paroled in 1986

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Police Officer James Richardson was shot and killed after responding to investigate a disturbance on Blackburn Avenue. He was shot as he stepped out of his patrol car at the scene. The bullet hit him in the chest one-half inch above the top of his bullet-proof vest. A teenage suspect was arrested a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison on July 11, 1977. He was paroled on August 14, 1986.

Officer Richardson was a Vietnam War veteran.

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Rest in peace Jim Richardson. I'm sure my father (Ex-Officer C.Harry) talked up a storm with you in heaven.
That night weighed heavily on my dad. He always said, "I should have been there for him." My mother always said, "he was such a nice man."
My condolences go out to Jim's family, is fellow Officers. Thanks to all Law Enforcement out there risking there lives for the safety of others.

Scott
March 9, 2014

 

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