Special Agent Richard Frank Morello

Special Agent Richard Frank Morello

California Department of Justice, California

End of Watch Monday, June 14, 1971

Richard Frank Morello

Special Agent Richard Morello was shot and killed while conducting an undercover drug buy in Riverside. Immediately after Agent Morello purchased the hashish the prime suspect shot and killed him.

Agent Morello was assigned to the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Special Agent Morello, I was informed today was the 47th anniversary of your passing. We are continuing what you passed on to keep our communities safe. Thanks for your heroism and sacrifice.

James Johantgen
California Peace Officer

June 14, 2018

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