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Police Officer Richard Mason Hyche | Ontario Police Department, California Ontario Police Department, California

Police Officer

Richard Mason Hyche

Ontario Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 15, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/15/1975

Weapon: Rifle

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Officer Richard Hyche was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a man with a rifle. An off duty officer had spotted the man, who was wanted for murder, walking along I-10. When backup officers arrived they came under fire from the man who had made it to an apartment complex. When Officer Hyche arrived on the scene he stopped to ask a grounds person for information. As he was doing so the man shot him from the corner of one of the buildings. The suspect was eventually apprehended and convicted of Officer Hyche's murder. The suspect was sentenced to life-imprisonment in San Quentin.

Officer Hyche was survived by his wife and three children.

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