Patrolman Richard Choate

Patrolman Richard Choate

Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, May 19, 1922

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Richard Choate

Patrolman Richard Choate was shot and killed as he and the police chief escorted a robbery suspect to a location where the man claimed to have hidden stolen property.

Without warning the subject produced a concealed handgun and shot Patrolman Choate in the abdomen six times. The suspect was taken from the Miller County Jail by an angry mob and lynched.

Patrolman Choate had served with the Texarkana Police Department for 10 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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We are so proud of your service to the citizens of Texarkana. Our prayers are with you always. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

May 20, 2017

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