Patrolman David W. Rickman

Patrolman David W. Rickman

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, April 12, 1986

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David W. Rickman

Patrolman David Rickman was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call at 5 a.m.

The officers were in the process of arresting the female subject's ex-boyfriend when she came to the door with a handgun and discharged the weapon. The round passed through Officer Rickman's left arm and entered his chest through an opening in his vest. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The woman claimed the gun discharged accidentally. She was convicted of manslaughter and received a 10-year prison sentence.

Patrolman Rickman is survived by his son.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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34 years that is what a calendar says. I miss you I love you. Not a day goes by. You were a wonderful brother and friend.

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