Patrolman Richard D. Coffee

Patrolman Richard D. Coffee

Greenup Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1934

Richard D. Coffee

Patrolman Richard Coffee was shot and killed after responding to a restaurant after receiving complaints of a drunk patron. Patrolman Coffee arrived and told the man to go home and return when he was sober. The man went home, obtained a gun, and returned and shot Patrolman Coffee.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Coffee's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Coffee was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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