Command Sergeant Richard Arnold McMahan

Command Sergeant Richard Arnold McMahan

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Richard Arnold McMahan

Sergeant Rick McMahan suffered a fatal heart attack while running on a treadmill in the department gym at 510 E 10th Street.

He was participating in the department's wellness program in preparation for his annual physical fitness test.

Sergeant McMahan had served with the Columbus Police Department for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 40 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Monday, September 27, 2021


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I am glad to have known Rick as a brother in law. Rick is respected as a good man and police officer. Fair well to my friend and a hope in the eternal rest, that was offered to all who believe in Christ the redeemer.✝️ Neal Waldschlager

Citizen. Neal Waldschlager
Brother in law

June 6, 2023

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