Senior Corporal Richard A. Lawrence

Senior Corporal Richard A. Lawrence

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 9, 1993

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Richard A. Lawrence

Senior Corporal Richard Lawrence was shot and killed when he surprised a pair of auto thieves as he returned home from work at 3:00 am.

Corporal Lawrence was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his two daughters and son.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 22 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3066
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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I had the honor of working with Richard for years at the Dallas Arms Collectors show at Market Hall.

I was just an 18-19 year old security guard at the time.

I looked up to him. He gave advise. I listened. He treated me with respect and encouragement.

I occasionally ran across him.

I spent 32 years at GPPD after that.

And, I will always remember the day we all shrouded our badges.

Thanks Richard for the time you gave to me.

Sergeant A. Bielawski 127 (retired)
Grand Prairie PD.

September 6, 2020

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