Sergeant Richard L. Bandy

Sergeant Richard L. Bandy

Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1980

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Richard L. Bandy

Sergeant Bandy was struck and killed by a motorcycle which was driving recklessly through a neighborhood. He had responded to the scene after receiving reports of the motorcycle. When he observed the suspect in his rear-view mirror he stopped his patrol and exited it. As he did so the motorcycle struck him. The suspect crashed and was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.
Sergeant Bandy was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Lane was an amazing friend who had to grab you and hug you every time he saw you. I saw him often at the car lot he and his brother Bill owned in Madison. A shame that such a good man left this earth so young. Greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

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