Police Officer Richard Mason Hyche

Police Officer Richard Mason Hyche

Ontario Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 15, 1975

Richard Mason Hyche

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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

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Rest In Peace Brother, Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

I remember when it happened as I was a 20 yr old living in the area. I still think of you. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 4, 2017

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