Officer George Archer Richards

Officer George Archer Richards

Cameron Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 22, 1935

George Archer Richards

Officer Richards was shot and killed during a confrontation after stopping a man for making an illegal U-turn and for parking illegally. The offense occurred in front of a stored owned by the man's brother. The man's brother came out of the store as he argued with Officer Richards and shot the officer eight times. The suspect then turned himself in to the county sheriff. He was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Officer Richards had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother and nine siblings.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Although I never knew you, I am instilled with the values given down thru our family. Your daughter my grandmother was an amazing woman and although you were taken from her at the tender age of 11 she shared many good memories of her daddy. I can remember sitting with her going thru picture albums and her telling stories of Mr Richards as that is what her mother called you. Mr Richards you would have been so proud of the woman your daughters both had become. Always in memory......

Elizabeth Chandler
great grand daughter

April 24, 2014

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