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Sergeant Richard Lewis Willson | Mineral County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Mineral County Sheriff's Office, Nevada


Richard Lewis Willson

Mineral County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 3 years, 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Sergeant Richard Willson suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase and being assaulted. After catching the suspect he was struck in the chest with a crowbar. He returned to headquarters and while doing the arrest paperwork he began to feel sick.

He was escorted to the hospital by another officer, at which time he was transferred to second hospital for more tests. En route to the second hospital he suffered the heart attack at approximately 2:30 am.

Sergeant Willson had served with the agency for just over three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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