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Deputy Marshal Richard E. Hart | Firestone Police Department, Colorado Firestone Police Department, Colorado

Deputy Marshal

Richard E. Hart

Firestone Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, October 18, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # 706

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 10/16/1982

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Marshal Richard Hart was killed when he was dragged by a drunk driver during a traffic stop.

He had stopped the driver of the vehicle for suspicion of drunk driving. As he reached inside to take the keys out of the ignition, the driver sped away, dragging him alongside the vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The suspect was apprehended and committed suicide after jumping bail.

Deputy Marshal Hart is survived by his wife and two children.

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R.I.P., sir. You passed on my birthdate, and for that I will continue to work in your legacy.

Ofc Mike Beutel
West Haven Police Dept (CT)
October 18, 2016

 

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