Corporal Richard David Barreda

Corporal Richard David Barreda

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 14, 1997

Richard David Barreda

Corporal Richard Barreda was killed when his police motorcycle slid under an illegally parked shuttle bus that was pulling into traffic. Corporal Barreda layed down his motorcycle in an attempt to avoid a collision, but slid underneath the vehicle.

He was flown to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately one hour later. The driver of the shuttle bus was acquitted of charges stemming from the accident.

Corporal Barreda had served with the agency for four years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents and siblings.

The agency's new indoor range was named in honor of Corporal Barreda's service to the airport community.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 519

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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RICK,
I KNOW AT TIMES YOU PROBABLY HAVE HAD OF HEARD THE SONG AND SEEN THE MOVIE "THE LOVE STORY". IT START; " WHERE DO I BEGIN TO TELL A STORY" OF...YOUR LOVE STORY IS LOVE , IT'S YOU RICKY , ITS WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS MADE AND NOW HAS. I KNEW YOU WHEN YOU WERE JUST A YOUNG BOY , YOUR SISTER AND MOTHER , &ALL YOUR FAMILY. WE GREW UP , DID THE HOLY SPIRITS WORK IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS ; WE WENT OUR DIFFERENT WAYS AND SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. I WAS SADDEN BY YOUR TRAGIC LOSS WHILE I WAS SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DEPLOYING TO MIDDLE EAST ; TO THIS DATE I WANTED TO PAY MY RESPECTS; WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN OF YOU; WE WERE SO CLOSE BUT SO FAR APART.NOW I KNOW WHERE YOUR AT. I ALSO WORKED AT DFW AIRPORT AND NOW ALL IS COMING TOGETHER.RICKY; THANK YOU FOR SACRAFICE , LOVE ;I KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. MISSED YOU! YOUR A LOVE STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD. WHAT AN HONOR!

FIRST SERGEANT NOE MALDONADO ; U.S.ARMY
FAMILY

February 17, 2018

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