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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 67th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2013

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