Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 9/22/1988
Detective Richard Samuels suffered a fatal attack during a foot pursuit of an escapee.
Detective Samuels was in the courthouse waiting to testify in a trial when a prisoner broke free of other deputies and fled the courthouse. Detective Samuels, who observed the incident, chased the prisoner towards a neighboring elementary school but suffered a fatal heart attack during the pursuit.
Other deputies apprehended the suspect inside of the school.
Detective Samuels was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.