Police Agent Richard Frank Morris

Police Agent Richard Frank Morris

Pasadena Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 13, 1969

Add to My Heroes

Richard Frank Morris

Agent Morris was shot and killed when he and three other undercover agents went to the home of a man to question him about the assault of another police officer. The four agents identified themselves as members of a motorcycle gang. The man's brother came to the door with a .38 caliber handgun and ordered the officers to leave. As three of the officers left Agent Morris began to struggle with the suspect and was shot twice. The man was arrested but acquitted at trial on grounds of self defense.
Agent Morris had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 353

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

Most Recent Reflection

View all 13 Reflections

Agent Morris,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pasadena. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 13, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.