Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Auxiliary Officer Todd C. Johnson