Patrolman Richard Lewis Cash

Patrolman Richard Lewis Cash

Forest Park Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 3, 1996

Richard Lewis Cash

Patrolman Richard Cash was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Patrolman Cash made a traffic stop on a vehicle with two occupants. Patrolman Cash radioed for back up after the passenger started acting suspicious. A lieutenant was nearby and responded to assist Patrolman Cash. When the lieutenant arrived, he and Patrolman Cash started questioning the passenger outside of the vehicle.

During their conversation, the passenger assaulted Patrolman Cash and produced a small revolver. Patrolman Cash and the passenger started struggling and the passenger shot Patrolman Cash several times, killing him. The passenger then shot the lieutenant, who returned fire striking the passenger. The passenger was able to get back into the vehicle and fled the scene.

Patrolman Cash and his lieutenant were rushed to a local hospital where Patrolman Cash later died. The suspect vehicle went to the same hospital and dropped off the passenger, who was also rushed to surgery, where he died.

Unbeknownst to either officer, the two suspects were also suspects in a homicide that occurred six months earlier.

Patrolman Cash had served with the Forest Park Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge C-32

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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20+ years later and i still remember that night. Me and your son must have been the same age and experienced the lost of a father that day. My father was involved with that case. I came across this online out of curiosity. I never knew what exactly happend that Wednesday of 1996. I'm glad your family is well and may you continue to rest in peace officer cash.

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April 26, 2018

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