Deputy Sheriff W. R. Richardson

Deputy Sheriff W. R. Richardson

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1928

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W. R. Richardson

Deputy Richardson died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while patrolling the Tamiami Trail. His police motorcycle struck a pothole, causing him to temporarily lose control. As he regained control his body struck a piece of bridge that had a bolt protruding from it. The bolt cut Deputy Richardson, causing him to bleed to death.

Deputy Richardson had served with the Collier County Sheriff's Office for only 14 days.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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