Patrolman Richard D. Coffee

Patrolman Richard D. Coffee

Greenup Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1934

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Richard D. Coffee

Patrolman Richard Coffee was shot and killed after ordering a man to keep his dog in his yard because his neighbors complained that the dog had tried to bite them. The man, angered over the order, went home, obtained a gun, and returned and shot Patrolman Coffee.

The suspect, 57, was convicted of Patrolman Coffee's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Coffee was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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