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.

Bio

  • 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Randal Kent Richter of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 22, 2018

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