Police Officer Richard Eugene Perkins

Police Officer Richard Eugene Perkins

Bishop Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 2001

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Richard Eugene Perkins

Officer Richard Perkins was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to assist a deputy from a neighboring agency stop a suspected drunk driver.

He was traveling on Highway 395 and was attempting to make a U-turn when his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

Officer Perkins was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Bishop Police Department for 11 years, and had previously worked for two other agencies.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 912
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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Rest In Peace sir. You are missed by your friends and family. A candle was lit and I said a prayer for you and your family.

Detective Sergeant Joseph McDonald (Ret)
L.A. County Sheriff's Department

August 15, 2021

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