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Captain Richard Barry Zbinden | Pomona Police Department, California Pomona Police Department, California


Richard Barry Zbinden

Pomona Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 13, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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Captain Richard Zbinden succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained several years earlier.

The wound caused him to be out of work for two years but he later returned to duty and rose the rank of captain before succumbing to the wound. The suspect was convicted of the shooting.

Captain Zbinden had served with the Pomona Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Captain Zbinden, Zip, is my grandfather. I was very young when he passed but my few memories were of his loving smile. His spirit lives on through his blood and those he taught, touched and cared for.
'I know your watching out. Thank you'
I love you,

Ms. Zbinden
January 4, 2015


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