Deputy Sheriff Richard L. Rose

Deputy Sheriff Richard L. Rose

Tipton County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 29, 1988

Richard L. Rose

Deputy Rose was shot and killed by his partner while on duty. His partner and the sheriff at the time were under a federal investigation involving the agency's training practices.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Guilty of criminally negligent homicide

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As I'm watching the funeral service for Officer Bolton, I'm thinking about how much a family's life has been forever changed, just as our's was almost 27 years ago. Officer Bolton was someone's uncle, just as you were mine. I know my life changed forever because of your senseless death, and my heart hurts for those nieces and/or nephews that have been effected by another senseless act of violence. I'm also thinking about all you missed out on here on earth - not only did you not get to meet your daughter, but now you have 3 beautiful granddaughters who will never know their grandfather. And Reagan looks so much like you and her momma! I know you're watching down on all of us and smiling. I can't wait until the day we're all united again for eternity. I love you and miss you Uncle Bubba!

Mrs. Amanda McAlpin

August 6, 2015

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