City Marshal Byron Richardson

City Marshal Byron Richardson

Cross Plains Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 1, 1969

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.

Bio

  • 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.

Amen.

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

August 3, 2016

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