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Patrolman Richard J. Cahalan | Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Colorado State Patrol, Colorado


Richard J. Cahalan

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, September 28, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman Richard Cahalan was killed in an automobile crash while responding to an accident call near Kremmling.

During the response his vehicle went over a 50-foot embankment on Colorado Highway 84 (modern day Route 134) approximately seven miles west of Kremmling. An officer with the Colorado Department of Game and Fish was riding with him and was injured.

Patrolman Cahalan was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Colorado State Patrol for nine years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 9, 2013


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