Patrolman Edwin Hugh Stephenson, Jr.

Patrolman Edwin Hugh Stephenson, Jr.

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, December 13, 1974

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Edwin Hugh Stephenson, Jr.

Patrolman Edwin Stephenson and Patrolman Leaward Rich were killed in an automobile accident while en route to assist another officer who was chasing a stolen car.

During their response the police car left the roadway and struck a tree at Brook Street and Westwood Avenue, causing fatal injuries to both officers.

Patrolman Stephenson had served with the Richmond Police Department for three years.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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