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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Officer Riley,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Augusta. And your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 28, 2021

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