Deputy Sheriff Richard Keith Eva

Deputy Sheriff Richard Keith Eva

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 12, 1972

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Richard Keith Eva

Deputy Eva was shot and killed after stopping an escapee. He had conducted a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle and recognized the driver as the escaped prisoner. After placing the suspect under arrest, the prisoner began to resist and during the scuffle managed to get Deputy Eva's weapon and fatally shot him. The suspect fled the scene, but was later apprehended.

Deputy Eva had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Eva.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2020

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