Assistant Chief Richard Leo Beecher

Assistant Chief Richard Leo Beecher

Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1978

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Richard Leo Beecher

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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Rest in peace Assistant Chief Beecher. Thank you for serving Punta Gorda, Florida residents.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 5, 2018

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