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Court Officer Richard Morris | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Court Officer

Richard Morris

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, February 28, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 458

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/27/1895

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Court Officer Richard Morris was shot and killed while escorting a man to jail. The suspect had strangled his wife and had vowed to kill other family members. He voluntarily went with Officer Morris but during the walk he jerked away and shot Officer Morris. As he attempted to flee he was shot and killed by another officer. Officer Morris succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Morris had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his wife.

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 28, 2012


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