City Marshal Byron Richardson

City Marshal Byron Richardson

Cross Plains Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 1, 1969

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Byron Richardson

Marshal Richardson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one month earlier when was shot during a traffic stop. He had issued the driver a ticket for driving without an operator's license when the man produced out a .22 caliber handgun and shot him in the chest twice. Marshal Richardson was taken to a local hospital where he underwent two surgeries before succumbing to his wounds. He died on his 48th birthday.

Marshal Richardson was a WWII veteran. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 22, 1969
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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City Marshal Richardson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 1, 2019

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