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Deputy Marshal Richard C. White | Colorado City Police Department, Arizona Colorado City Police Department, Arizona

Deputy Marshal

Richard C. White

Colorado City Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 14, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal Richard White was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a suspect's vehicle during a pursuit that had started in Utah. The suspect had been pursued by deputies in Utah for 175 miles and entered Arizona. Marshal White and two Mohave County deputies had setup a roadblock in Colorado City, but the suspect was able to avoid it.

Marshal White joined in the pursuit. When the suspect observed a second roadblock setup by the Arizona Department of Public Safety he turned the car around and headed back towards Utah. Shortly after turning around the suspect's vehicle struck Marshal White's vehicle head-on.

Marshal White had previously served as a auxiliary deputy for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife and thirteen children.

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Remembering you on the 30th anniversary of your sacrifice. Rest in Peace Brother....

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January 15, 2017


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