Sergeant Richard L. Bandy

Sergeant Richard L. Bandy

Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1980

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Richard L. Bandy

Sergeant Richard Bandy was struck and killed by a motorcycle that was driving recklessly on Main Street in Hendersonville.

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.

The 17-year-old suspect was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 2 to 5 years.

Sergeant Bandy had served with the Hendersonville Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and a brother who was a police officer.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

motorcycle, retaliation, roadblock

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I was a newly appointed Police Officer with Hendersonville Police Department when this accident happened. God Bless Richard and his family.

George Jeanette
Hendersonville Tennessee Police Department

January 12, 2024

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