Corporal Richard David Barreda

Corporal Richard David Barreda

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 14, 1997

Richard David Barreda

Corporal Richard Barreda was killed when his police motorcycle slid under an illegally parked shuttle bus that was pulling into traffic. Corporal Barreda layed down his motorcycle in an attempt to avoid a collision, but slid underneath the vehicle.

He was flown to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately one hour later. The driver of the shuttle bus was acquitted of charges stemming from the accident.

Corporal Barreda had served with the agency for four years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents and siblings.

The agency's new indoor range was named in honor of Corporal Barreda's service to the airport community.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 519

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Ricky, the year is about to come to a end again. Tonight I was thinking about you. Wanted to let you know. You still in my heart. I miss you bud. Hopefully I get to see you again in about 40 years. Take care. We'll talk later.


December 11, 2017

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