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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Patrolman Beddow,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henrico County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 8, 2021

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