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Corrections Sergeant Richard Terence Dever | Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

Corrections Sergeant

Richard Terence Dever

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, March 19, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Arrested

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Corrections Sergeant Richard Dever was stabbed to death while assisting remove a disorderly customer from a bar at 85 Main Street in Boston.

Sergeant Dever was off duty at the time but recognized the subject as a former problem inmate at the South Bay Correctional Facility where he worked. As he attempted to convince the man to leave the bar the subject produced a knife and stabbed him in the chest, killing him.

The subject, a known EDP, was taken into custody.

Sergeant Dever had served with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office for 14 years.

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I am humbled to leave the first reflection for you, Corrections Sergeant Dever. Rest in peace. Your valor and integrity shall not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
March 19, 2017

 

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