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Deputy Sheriff Randal Kent Richter | Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

Randal Kent Richter

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, May 22, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Randal Richter was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle.

During the investigation the subject in the car shot him in the head with a handgun, that he then threw into a nearby river. The subject, who was on parole for robbery at the time, plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. The man died while serving his sentence in prison.

Deputy Richter had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for 18 months.

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Randy was a close personal friend and brother officer at the Montgomery County S.O. Many dont know or remember, Randy and I traded shifts for a couple months, him doing midnights, me covering day watch. Unfortunately, Randy was killed on the midnight sfift.
Even though the killer of Randy was sentenced to "Life without parole", he came up for parole about a year ago. With the assistance of the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association, the National Sheriffs Association, the Local, State and National FOP and the Montgomery County S.O. We were able to get his killer flopped for another 10 yrs. Never believe "Life without Parole", means life without parole. Randy was a great young man.

Joseph P. Steuer, Sgt., Ret.
Montgomery County Oh Sheriff's
May 22, 2015


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