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Officer Richard F. Giguere | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Richard F. Giguere

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 6, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Richard Giguere and Officer Alfred Jackson were killed when the police helicopter they were in crashed in the 700 block of Yuma Street, SE.

They were just clearing from false burglary in progress call when the helicopter lost power and hit electrical lines. Officer Giguere was acting as the observer in the helicopter.

Officer Giguere had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Alfred V. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 6, 1979
Cause: Aircraft accident

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I have been where you fear to go…
I have seen what you fear to see…
I have done what you fear to do…
All these things I’ve done for you.

I am the one you lean upon…
The one you cast your scorn upon…
The one you bring your troubles to…
All these people I’ve been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart…
The one you feel should have no heart…
The one you call the man in blue…
But I am human just like you.

And through the years I’ve come to see…
That I’m not what you ask of me…
So take this badge and take this gun…
Will you take it? Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die…
And hear a battered baby cry…
Then so you think that you can be
All those things you ask of me…?
“Tears of a Cop” – Author unknown

I am a Retired Tactical Explosive Breacher (10 years) &
currently serving 17 plus years as a Sheriff's Deputy with the Denton County Sheriff's Office Texas.

Officer Richard F. Giguere, I want to Thank-you for your service and sacrifice.

Back the Blue,
Travis Giguere & Family... :)

Deputy Travis R. Giguere
Denton County Sheriff's Office Texas
July 20, 2017

 

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