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Police Agent Richard Frank Morris | Pasadena Police Department, California Pasadena Police Department, California

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Richard Frank Morris

Pasadena Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, March 13, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 353

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Acquitted

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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.

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