Patrolman Hartley F. Richter

Patrolman Hartley F. Richter

Lakewood Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, April 10, 1947

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Hartley F. Richter

Patrolman Richter was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator. He lost control of his patrol car and struck a tree on River Road. He was transported to a local hospital where he died five days later.

Patrolman Richter had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 5, 1947

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 10, 2021

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