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Deputy Sheriff Richard Dean Harmon | Stark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Stark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

Richard Dean Harmon

Stark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, September 3, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 12

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Sheriff Richard Harmon was killed while assisting another deputy on a traffic stop on State Route 43, south of Waco.

He had positioned his patrol car behind the other deputy's vehicle with the emergency lights activated. Deputy Harmon's unit was struck from behind by a drunk driver who left the roadway.

Deputy Harmon had served with the Stark County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Richard Dean Harmon of the Stark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.


End of Watch: Thursday, September 3, 1981

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
September 5, 2017

 

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