Patrol Officer David P. Richards

Patrol Officer David P. Richards

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1967

David P. Richards

Officer Richards was killed when the rear wheel of his motorcycle came loose causing him to lose control and crash into a guard rail.

Officer Richards had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 9 months. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 2644

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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In 2014, David Richards was posthumously awarded the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.

Officer Mike Severance
Seattle Police Department (Retired)

April 4, 2015

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