Sergeant Richard L. Bandy

Sergeant Richard L. Bandy

Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1980

Richard L. Bandy

Sergeant Bandy was struck and killed by a motorcycle which was driving recklessly through a neighborhood. He had responded to the scene after receiving reports of the motorcycle. When he observed the suspect in his rear-view mirror he stopped his patrol and exited it. As he did so the motorcycle struck him. The suspect crashed and was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.
Sergeant Bandy was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Charged with murder

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I was 10 when we lost you and it broke my heart. I loved you so much and thought the world of you. You were so good to me and I am blessed to have so many memories of you, I can still hear your amazing laugh. I think of you everyday. You made such an impression on my life and my heart I named my youngest child Olivia "Lane" and I have told her about you many times. She knows she was named after a brave and wonderful man. Heaven gained an amazing man when we lost you and the world will never be the same.

Melissa (Brewer) Miller

March 4, 2016

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