Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Sentenced to 38 years
Sergeant Richard Asten was killed after being intentionally struck by a stolen vehicle.
He was attempting to deploy stop sticks in the street when the driver of a Chevy Blazer intentionally turned and struck him, throwing him 250 feet down the street. After striking Sergeant Asten, the driver crashed while attempting to make a turn. He was arrested at the scene.
The suspect was convicted of Sergeant Asten's murder and was sentenced to 38 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
Sergeant Asten is survived by his wife, two daughters, two step sons, and a step daughter.