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Patrolman Richard Choate | Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman

Richard Choate

Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, May 19, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/19/1922

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Richard Choate was shot and killed as he and the police chief escorted a robbery suspect to a location where the main claimed to have hidden stolen property.

Without warning the subject produced a concealed handgun and shot Patrolman Choate in the abdomen six times.

Patrolman Choate had served with the Texarkana Police Department for 10 years.

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Patrolman Choate,
Sir, it has taken almost 92 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Texarkana.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
March 14, 2014

 

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