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Patrolman David A. Cooper | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

David A. Cooper

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 10, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

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Patrolman David Cooper was killed in an automobile accident at Belividere and Broad Streets, while he was responding to another serious accident involving an officer.

Patrolman Cooper had been employed with the Richmond Police Department for three years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and stepson.

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Officer Cooper rode with me when he was field training. He was a dedicated young officer who was well versed in his law enforcement duties. He was a stickler for wearing his seat belt at a time when a lot of us didn't. Goes to show you can get injured or killed, even if you are following all safety procedures. Rest in peace, my brother. You are remembered.

Lt. Clifton B. Bradshaw, Ret.
Richmond, Va. P.D.
February 10, 2015

 

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