Assistant Chief Richard Leo Beecher

Assistant Chief Richard Leo Beecher

Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1978

Richard Leo Beecher

Assistant Chief Richard Beecher was killed while searching for an escaped murderer.

While conducting a search, Chief Beecher flagged down a truck and stepped up on the running board to speak to the driver. After questioning the driver, he stepped down off the running board and was struck by a passing motorist. Chief Beecher was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries a few hours later.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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R.I.P. Sir. Thankyou for your service.

Sr Special Agent BNSF Railway Police K9

March 27, 2013

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