Police Officer Richard H. Diamond

Police Officer Richard H. Diamond

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 18, 1917

Richard H. Diamond

Officer Richard Diamond was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while on duty.

On his first day on the beat, Officer Diamond and his cadet-officer partner met two men near Franklin and McDougall Streets who pointed out three men nearby, claiming they were armed. As the officers approached the three men to investigate, the men fled and gunfire was exchanged. Officer Diamond's partner had told him to take cover as he pursued, but Diamond joined the chase. At one point, his partner turned and fired at him, believing he was another suspect and likely killed him.

The cadet-officer was fired, but not charged in the death of Officer Diamond.

Officer Diamond was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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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 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2013

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