Corrections Sergeant Richard Terence Dever

Corrections Sergeant Richard Terence Dever

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 2005

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Richard Terence Dever

Corrections Sergeant Richard Dever was stabbed to death while assisting remove a disorderly customer from a bar at 85 Main Street in Boston.

Sergeant Dever was off duty at the time but recognized the subject as a former problem inmate at the South Bay Correctional Facility where he worked. As he attempted to convince the man to leave the bar the subject produced a knife and stabbed him in the chest, killing him.

The subject, a known EDP, was taken into custody.

Sergeant Dever had served with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office for 14 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested

disorderly, EDP, off duty

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Sgt. Dever,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Suffolk County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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March 19, 2018

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