Officer Rick Charles Cromwell

Officer Rick Charles Cromwell

Lodi Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 9, 1998

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Rick Charles Cromwell

Officer Cromwell was killed when his police motorcycle struck another vehicle as he was attempting to catch a speeder.

He had activated his lights and sirens when the third vehicle pulled in front of him from a shopping center parking lot, causing him to broadside it and killing him instantly.

Officer Cromwell had served with the Lodi Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Cromwell,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lodi. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 9, 2023

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