Detective Richard F. Bosak

Detective Richard F. Bosak

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, April 18, 1968

Richard F. Bosak

Detective Bosak was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who had escaped custody several days earlier. The suspect had been slipped a gun as he left the City Hospital after being taken there while in custody. He opened fire on the guard with the officer as he fled but not injure the guard.

Detective Bosak and his partner had gone to a restaurant on Eutaw Street after receiving a tip that the suspect would be there. When they spotted the suspect a struggle ensued and the man shot Detective Bosak in the head with a revolver. The suspect then fled and committed suicide when he was cornered by Detective Bosak's partner.

Detective Bosak was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 18, 2018

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