Police Officer Richard R. LeFebvre

Police Officer Richard R. LeFebvre

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 15, 1965

Richard R. LeFebvre

Officer Richard LeFebvre was shot and killed while working a civil disturbance call on California Avenue (modern day Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard).

The Watts Riots had spilled over to Long Beach. Officers responded to the area of California Avenue and New York Avenue regarding subjects throwing bricks at passing cars. A police officers gun was discharged during a scuffle, and struck Officer LeFebvre, killing him.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Thank you for service an sacrifice. I lived close to where this happened during the riots, it was you and your fellow Officers that kept us safe.

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August 15, 2016

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