Officer Roy Richard Bradshaw

Officer Roy Richard Bradshaw

Colville Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 1973

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Roy Richard Bradshaw

Officer Bradshaw was shot and killed while attempting to talk to a mentally disabled man who was barricaded in his home. The man had began shooting at cars and people without provocation before barricading himself. Officer Bradshaw knew the family and believed he could talk the man out. As he approached the door, the suspect opened fire, killing him.

The suspect was committed to an institution for life.

Officer Bradshaw, a U.S. Army veteran, had served with the agency for 3 years.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Washington
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed to an institution

mentally ill

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I briefly remember the day you left us. The incident happened in my grandparents home . ( Thank goodness none of my family was home when the shooter broke into their house) Thank you Officer Bradshaw for your service to the people of the Colville Reservation. Respect is present when your name is spoken , even to this day. You are honored by people who live on the Reservation, including those who are to young to remember. Rest in peace Officer Bradshaw .

Connie Picard Rounds

February 11, 2020

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