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Deputy Sheriff Richard Robert McHale | Kern County Sheriff's Department, California Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Richard Robert McHale

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, March 3, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy McHale was killed after being beaten and shot at a family disturbance call in Oildale. The mentally ill suspect attacked Deputy McHale, beat him with his baton, and then shot him with his service weapon. The man then committed suicide.

Deputy McHale had served with the agency for 7 years.

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i remember how you and Chief supported me. i remember how your sense of duty shone. i remember how you took your humanity with you wherever you went. i remember. and respect.

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October 18, 2016

 

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