Officer Richard M. Scarborough

Officer Richard M. Scarborough

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, June 22, 1946

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Richard M. Scarborough

Officers Scarborough and Dyal were shot and killed during a domestic violence call. The officers had gone to investigate a report that a man was beating his wife. Officer Dyal, who arrived first, was instantly killed by a shotgun blast from the man as he mounted the stairs to his apartment. Minutes later he shot and fatally wounded Officer Scarborough when he arrived. The suspect offered no resistance when other officers arrived and took him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and executed in the electric chair on June 14, 1948.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1948

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Richard M Scarborough, My Grandmother, Your Sister Frankie Clifton, grieved for you many, many years. Rest In Peace, Uncle Dick

Janice Peters Bullard
Great Niece

April 4, 2023

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