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Patrolman Richard Harold McEvoy | Spencer Police Department, Massachusetts Spencer Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Richard Harold McEvoy

Spencer Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 24, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/14/1971

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Released in 1981

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Patrolman Richard McEvoy succumbed to gunshot wound sustained on September 14th, 1971, earlier while he and the police chief investigated a suspicious man standing outside of a gas station at 232 East Main Street, in East Brookfield. The chief was also shot and wounded during the incident.

The man was an escapee from a state mental hospital. After shooting the chief and Patrolman McElvoy he took a woman hostage. He was sentenced to 36 to 40 years in prison, but was released after serving only 10 years.

The shooting left Patrolman McEvoy paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. His condition continued to worsen and he eventually succumbed to his wounds.

Patrolman McEvoy had served with the Spencer Police Department for four years at the time of the shooting. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 15, 2011

 

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