Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Struck by vehicle
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.