Police Officer Richard Eugene Perkins

Police Officer Richard Eugene Perkins

Bishop Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Richard Eugene Perkins

Officer Richard Perkins was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to assist a deputy from a neighboring agency stop a suspected drunk driver.

He was traveling on Highway 395 and was attempting to make a U-turn when his vehicle was rear ended by a tractor trailer.

Officer Perkins had been employed with the Bishop Police Department for 11 years, and had previously worked for two other agencies.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 912

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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The memory of our friendship lives on,
Like a stranger,
wandering the empty streets
and deserted alleyways we've left behind
and the broken pathways
that criss-cross my mind.

I miss you brother, as do we all. You were one of the "good guys" Godspeed

Investigator Kris Nelsen (retired)
Bishop Police Department, California

March 18, 2016

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