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Police Officer Richard Lawn, Jr. | Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Richard Lawn, Jr.

Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, July 28, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 6

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 7/25/2003

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Officer Richard Lawn succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident on McKean Road.

Officer Lawn was responding to the scene of a fire when a deer ran into the side of his patrol car. The impact caused the patrol car to go out of control and strike a utility pole. Officer Lawn was able to exit the patrol car on his own power and was taken to a local hospital. He was transported to a second hospital before being released to go home. He collapsed at home the following day and died as a result of the injuries.

Officer Lawn had served with the 18-person Lower Gwynedd Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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Richie....you are in heaven.....with Uncle John and Aunt Caroline.....and Katie's husband John, who entered heaven in November and with Carrie's husband who entered Heaven today...show them and us the way....none of this makes sense, to us, mere mortals...show us the way....so many miss you! I still remember Christmas 200? When I set my sister's alarm off only for you to show up and laugh! You were one of a kind...rest easy...your family is good, but God, do they miss you number 6!

Mary Anne Cunnnane Stephens
August 13, 2016


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