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Police Officer Richard Walter Kurth | Tolleson Police Department, Arizona Tolleson Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

Richard Walter Kurth

Tolleson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Sunday, November 7, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 11/6/1965

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Richard Kurth succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was involved in an automobile accident while pursuing a stolen vehicle.

His patrol car went out of control when it struck a patch of dirt road while going around a curve. His vehicle slid into the path of an oncoming tour bus. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Officer Kurth had served with the Tolleson Police Department for only 1 month. He is survived by his wife.

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IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

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Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
November 7, 2014

 

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