Police Officer Bernard Trevor Lankford

Police Officer Bernard Trevor Lankford

Richlands Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 15, 1962

Bernard Trevor Lankford

Officer Bernard Lankford suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a foot pursuit of a prisoner. He had arrested a young woman and transported her to the police department's holding cell. The girl fled on foot when he opened the patrol car's door.

He pursued her a short distance before subduing her. After taking her into the police station he became ill. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away a short time later.

Officer Lankford had served with the agency Richlands Police Department for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Officer Lankford,
It has taken over 45 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richlands.



December 11, 2007

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