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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Rest in Peace City Marshal Byron Richardson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Cross Plains, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 3, 2016

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