Patrolman Richard F. Dawson

Patrolman Richard F. Dawson

Pennsauken Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, March 7, 1999

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Richard F. Dawson

Patrolman Richard Dawson died 25 years after being involved in an automobile crash while en route to a burglary call.

During the response, Patrolman Dawson lost control of his patrol car on wet, slippery pavement at the intersection of Route 130 and Woodland Avenue. He suffered a broken neck and was rendered a quadriplegic. He died from injuries related to the accident.

Patrolman Dawson is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 27

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 7, 1974

burglary, emergency response

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 7, 2021

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