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Auxiliary Captain Richard David Shurtz | Rock Island Police Department, Illinois Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

Auxiliary Captain

Richard David Shurtz

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, October 24, 1993

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Age: 46

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Auxiliary Captain Richard Shurtz accidentally shot and killed himself while showing another officer how Auxiliary Officer Todd Johnson was shot and killed four days earlier during a training accident.

Captain Shurtz removed the magazine from his weapon but forgot to remove the chambered round.

Auxiliary Captain Shurtz had served with the Rock Island Police Department for 20 years.

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Auxiliary Officer Todd C. Johnson
Rock Island Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 20, 1993
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest in Peace, Auxiliary Captain Shurtz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 29, 2013

 

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