Police Officer James M. Richardson, II

Police Officer James M. Richardson, II

York Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, April 22, 1977

James M. Richardson, II

Police Officer James Richardson was shot and killed after responding to investigate a disturbance on Blackburn Avenue. He was shot as he stepped out of his patrol car at the scene. The bullet hit him in the chest one-half inch above the top of his bullet-proof vest. A teenage suspect was arrested a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison on July 11, 1977. He was paroled on August 14, 1986.

Officer Richardson was a Vietnam War veteran.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 008
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1986

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My Father told me many many times how he was Jim's partner and how he felt soley responsible for Jim's death. He always said he should have gotten to the call earlier. He never forgave himself. Jim and his family suffered the ultimate sacrifice. I pray for our service members and their families in Jim's memory. I pray Jim and my dad can make up for old times now that he's gone as well.

Late confessions of Calvin Harry
Son of Cal

September 27, 2018

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