Patrolman Charlie F. Richardson

Patrolman Charlie F. Richardson

Crystal Springs Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 1962

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Charlie F. Richardson

Patrolman Charlie Richardson was shot and killed as he exited his patrol car after responding to a call for a domestic dispute.

As he and his partner stepped from their patrol car the male subject opened fire, killing him. The man fled but was shot and killed approximately one hour later when he opened fire on a posse that was searching for him.

Patrolman Richardson had served with the Crystal Springs Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, sister, and three brothers.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Patrolman Richardson,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Crystal Springs. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2022

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