Police Officer Rick Lee Silva

Police Officer Rick Lee Silva

Chehalis Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Rick Lee Silva

Police Officer Rick Silva died while undergoing surgery to correct a duty related injury sustained in February 2015 while attempting to arrest a shoplifting suspect in the 1600 block of Louisiana Avenue.

The offender, who was armed with a knife, resisted arrest. During the ensuing struggle Officer Silva injured his hip in the same location in which he had suffered a previous duty injury. The second injury required him to undergo surgery.

Officer Silva had served with the Chehalis Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Lewis County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and son.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 117

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 31, 2018

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