Police Officer Richard Walter Kurth

Police Officer Richard Walter Kurth

Tolleson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 1965

Add to My Heroes

Richard Walter Kurth

Officer Richard Kurth succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was involved in an automobile accident while pursuing a stolen vehicle.

His patrol car went out of control when it struck a patch of dirt road while going around a curve. His vehicle slid into the path of an oncoming tour bus. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Officer Kurth had served with the Tolleson Police Department for only 1 month. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 6, 1965
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

Rest in peace Officer Kurth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.