Police Officer Richard V. Lawn, Jr.

Police Officer Richard V. Lawn, Jr.

Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 28, 2003

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Richard V. Lawn, Jr.

Officer Richard Lawn succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident on McKean Road.

Officer Lawn was responding to the scene of a fire when a deer ran into the side of his patrol car. The impact caused the patrol car to go out of control and strike a utility pole. Officer Lawn was able to exit the patrol car on his own power and was taken to a local hospital. He was transported to a second hospital before being released to go home. He collapsed at home the following day and died as a result of the injuries.

Officer Lawn had served with the 18-person Lower Gwynedd Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 6

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, July 25, 2003

emergency response

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Grandmom joined you a week ago. Yesterday was her funeral and it was such a hard day. We miss her so much! I know that you are so thankful to have her back with you, especially since today is Mother's Day. I am sure you have spent all this past week showing her around heaven. I am sure you have been showing her the ropes and all the great places to hang out with. I find comfort in knowing that she is back with you. I miss you both so much and life is never going to be the same without both of you. I love you!

Love, Kelly

Kelly Lawn Kriebel

May 14, 2017

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