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Assistant Chief Richard Leo Beecher | Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

Assistant Chief

Richard Leo Beecher

Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 10, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Assistant Chief Richard Beecher was killed while searching for an escaped murderer.

While conducting a search, Chief Beecher flagged down a truck and stepped up on the running board to speak to the driver. After questioning the driver, he stepped down off the running board and was struck by a passing motorist. Chief Beecher was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries a few hours later.

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R.I.P. Sir. Thankyou for your service.

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March 27, 2013

 

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