Police Officer Bernard Trevor Lankford

Police Officer Bernard Trevor Lankford

Richlands Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 15, 1962

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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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Rest in peace Officer Lankford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 27, 2019

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