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Sergeant Richard Allen Beck | Vernon Police Department, Texas Vernon Police Department, Texas


Richard Allen Beck

Vernon Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, November 17, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Sergeant Beck was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of Sergeant Beck's murder.

Sergeant Beck had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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I served with Richard Beck as a fellow patrol officer between 1984-1986. This was before he became a SGT. He was a good man who was quiet in nature and was always a good listener. Through my many travels, I've never forgotten this good man, whom I've had the pleasure of knowing.

Robert Hilburn Patrolman Badge #17
Vernon Police Department
May 3, 2016


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