Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 706
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 10/16/1982
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Committed suicide
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.