Deputy Sheriff Randal Kent Richter

Deputy Sheriff Randal Kent Richter

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, May 22, 1975

Randal Kent Richter

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

parolee, suspicious vehicle

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May all now rest with some peace. Randy's killer died while still in the custody of the Ohio Penal system in the summer of 2017. And may Donald Green burn in hell!

Joseph P. Steuer, Sgt Ret
Montgomery County Sheriffs Office, Dayton, Oh

December 18, 2017

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