Corrections Sergeant Richard Terence Dever

Corrections Sergeant Richard Terence Dever

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 2005

Richard Terence Dever

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested

disorderly, EDP, off duty

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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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