Patrolman Lewis Ray Beddow

Patrolman Lewis Ray Beddow

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, September 8, 1946

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Lewis Ray Beddow

Patrolman Lewis Beddow was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on Williamsburg Road in the Sandston area of the county.

The drunk driver fled the scene but was later apprehended. He was sentenced to one year in jail in connection with Patrolman Beddow's death.

Patrolman Beddow had served with the Henrico County Police Department for three years. He was survived by his expectant wife, mother, four brothers, and four sisters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

drunk driver, hit-and-run, traffic stop

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

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

September 8, 2020

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