Police Officer Richard D. Seebo

Police Officer Richard D. Seebo

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, May 26, 1962

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Richard D. Seebo

Police Officer Richard Seebo was shot and killed by a suspect after stopping a vehicle for traffic violations near the intersection of Barclay Street and East 20th Street.

Officer Seebo was a motorcycle officer and had stopped a green and white 1955 Pontiac for traffic violations. After stopping the vehicle it drifted backward and knocked Officer Seebo off his motorcycle.

After getting up, Officer Seebo walked up to the driver's side and began talking to the male driver who had exited the vehicle. A second male walked up to the car and joined the conversation but left shortly thereafter. As the second man walked away, the driver produced a handgun and shot Officer Seebo twice in the chest. As Officer Seebo laid on the ground, the man removed Officer Seebo's service weapon and fired a third shot into him. The suspect then took Officer Seebo's gun with him and fled the scene.

The suspect was apprehended three days later in Camden, South Carolina. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. In 1991 his appeal for a new trial was denied.

Officer Seebo is survived by his wife and two daughters and had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for three years.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2465

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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I remember getting this devastating news from my mother. I was aboard ship in the Pacific Ocean and could not believe what happened. You are the reason I later became a police officer. I am proud to call you cousin.

Sargent
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August 31, 2017

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