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Police Officer Richard Eugene Perkins | Bishop Police Department, California Bishop Police Department, California

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Richard Eugene Perkins

Bishop Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 912

Cause: Automobile accident

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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.

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Richard,

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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