Detective Richard Lee Samuels

Detective Richard Lee Samuels

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 1988

Richard Lee Samuels

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.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

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Det. Samuels,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Spotsylvania County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

September 22, 2018

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