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


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

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Lynched

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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 man claimed to have hidden stolen property.

Without warning the subject produced a concealed handgun and shot Patrolman Choate in the abdomen six times. The suspect was taken from the Miller County Jail by an angry mob and lynched.

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

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We are so proud of your service to the citizens of Texarkana. Our prayers are with you always. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
May 20, 2017


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