Patrolman John F. Wright

Patrolman John F. Wright

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, June 28, 1953

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John F. Wright

Patrolman Wright was struck and killed by a car during a traffic stop. As Patrolman Wright was talking to the driver a car traveling at a high rate of speed sideswiped both cars and hit Patrolman Wright. The driver fled the scene after striking Patrolman Wright but was later apprehended.

The 20-year-old driver was charged with hit-and-run and criminal homicide. He was convicted of both charges and sentenced to a year in jail.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 28, 2020

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