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Police Officer Richard Anthony Champion | Perryopolis Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Perryopolis Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Richard Anthony Champion

Perryopolis Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: At large

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Police Officer Richard Champion was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle on Pittsburgh Road, in Perry Township, at approximately 1:00 pm.

During the pursuit another vehicle turned in front of Officer Champion's patrol car, causing a collision. Officer Champion became trapped in the patrol car while it caught fire. Several citizens attempted to break the windows but were unable to free him from the wreckage. The driver of the other vehicle in the crash was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee the and the driver remains at large.

Officer Champion was a military veteran. He had served with the Perryopolis Borough Police Department for eight months and also worked part-time with the Derry Borough Police Department. He is survived by his wife and 16-month-old child.

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Thank for your service I travel that highway a lot u gave the ultimate sacrifice may God give full disclose of the purp . whose cowardice refuses 2 come forward. May God find a way 2 bring this crime 2 light & finally give peace & closure 2 your family,friends,neighbors,community & fellow officers

Mrs Linda Zaricki
Retired State of Pa. dept. of Welfare Psych. R.N forensic Unit prison
March 22, 2015

 

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