Police Officer Richard Henry "Dick" Riley, Jr.

Police Officer Richard Henry "Dick" Riley, Jr.

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 28, 1941

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Richard Henry "Dick" Riley, Jr.

Police Officer Dick Riley, Jr. was killed in motorcycle accident at the intersection of Gwinnett and 13th Street at approximately 4:15 pm. As Officer Riley was travelling east on 13th Street, a civilian motorcycle turned into his path. Officer Riley hit the other vehicle and was thrown to the ground.

Officer Riley was rushed to the hospital by a civilian witness and succumbed to his wounds three hours later. The civilian was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Officer Riley had served with the Augusta Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife, four children, and his parents.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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I wish I could have met my great grandfather. His memory is kept alive in our family and our hearts. My grandfather is now in heaven with him and they are reunited. My grandfather carried around my great grandfather's comb in his wallet so he could feel close to him. They are up in heaven watching over our family and I am grateful to have them in my family

Heather Schwarz- Lick
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July 11, 2019

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