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Trooper Richards F. Hammond | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper

Richards F. Hammond

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Trooper Hammond was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to jail. He and another trooper had arrested two men for stealing a car. The second trooper was transporting the second suspect in the stolen car when he noticed that Trooper Hammond was no longer following him. When he turned around he located the car and was fired upon by the suspect.

The suspect had managed to conceal a handgun in his pant leg and overpowered Trooper Hammond before shooting him execution style. The suspect later pled guilty and was sentenced to life. He died in prison of cancer July 9, 1951.

Trooper Hammond was survived by his parents.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 20, 2012

 

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