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City Marshal Byron Richardson | Cross Plains Police Department, Texas Cross Plains Police Department, Texas

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Byron Richardson

Cross Plains Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 1, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/22/1969

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Richardson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one month earlier when was shot during a traffic stop. He had issued the driver a ticket for driving without an operator's license when the man produced out a .22 caliber handgun and shot him in the chest twice. Marshal Richardson was taken to a local hospital where he underwent two surgeries before succumbing to his wounds. He died on his 48th birthday.

Marshal Richardson was a WWII veteran. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.

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Rest in Peace City Marshal Byron Richardson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Cross Plains, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 3, 2016


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