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Officer Lewis Ray Beddow | Henrico County Police Department, Virginia Henrico County Police Department, Virginia


Lewis Ray Beddow

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, September 8, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 1 year

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Officer Beddow was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later apprehended. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail in connection with Officer Beddow's death.

Officer Beddow had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 67th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013


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