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Corporal Richard David Barreda | Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport Police Department, Texas Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport Police Department, Texas

Corporal

Richard David Barreda

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, February 14, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 519

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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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.

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Me and my wife live south of the DFW airport and drive every weekday morning through the south entrance. We have noticed the plaque and wreath that has been set out this past year or so. We have always wondered what it had been set out for. Today, we decided to find out and stopped by this weekend. Braving the oncoming traffic we parked as far to the left side of the service road as possible and I rushed out to read the plaque. I then looked up this memorial online.

Thank you Richard, godspeed and only the best in your next life.

Front Line Manager Paul Cotti
Federal Aviation Administration
March 18, 2017

 

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