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 responding to a restaurant after receiving complaints of a drunk patron. Patrolman Coffee arrived and told the man to go home and return when he was sober. The man went home, obtained a gun, and returned and shot Patrolman Coffee.

The suspect 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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I am a police officer and have been seen 1981 in Greenup Co. I love local history in law enforcement .
Sorry I have not heard of officer Coffee and his story.
Could you tell me where his grave is and if his family are still local.

Set. Sgt. Charles E. Stewart
Retired Russell now Bellefonte pd

January 18, 2018

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