Officer George Archer Richards

Officer George Archer Richards

Cameron Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 22, 1935

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George Archer Richards

Officer Richards was shot and killed during a confrontation after stopping a man for making an illegal U-turn and for parking illegally. The offense occurred in front of a stored owned by the man's brother. The man's brother came out of the store as he argued with Officer Richards and shot the officer eight times. The suspect then turned himself in to the county sheriff. He was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Officer Richards had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother and nine siblings.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 22, 2020

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