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Deputy Sheriff Richard Dallin Westwood | Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah

Deputy Sheriff

Richard Dallin Westwood

Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 5, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Richard Westwood was shot and killed in the sheriff's department by two prisoners who had snuck a pistol into the jail. The prisoners were attempting to escape from the Moab Jail.

Both suspects were re-captured. Deputy Westwood's killer died in Utah State Hospital in 1963.

Deputy Westwood had served for over 28 years, having taken over when the previous deputy sheriff was killed in 1900. He was survived by his wife and is buried in Grand View Cemetery, Moab, Utah.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 13, 2013

 

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