Patrolman William F. Rich

Patrolman William F. Rich

Shelton Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, December 27, 1964

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William F. Rich

Patrolman Rich suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit of an escaped prisoner. The man had escaped while being booked at the police station. Patrolman Rich chased and apprehended the suspect. Shortly after returning the man to a cell Patrolman Rich collapsed.

Patrolman Rich had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Rich. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

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