Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 30 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Weapon: Not available
Offender: Not available
Assistant Chief of Police Elmo Ritchie suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to place a 13-year-old mental subject in protective custody.
Assistant Chief Ritchie collapsed after the subject began to resist.
Assistant Chief Ritchie had served with the Fayetteville Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.