Police Officer Richard Fickeisen

Police Officer Richard Fickeisen

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 1987

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Richard Fickeisen

Police Officer Richard Fickeisen succumbed to gunshot wounds received 13 years earlier while answering a call for help.

As he returned to his cruiser the suspect ambushed him and shot him in the back, paralyzing him.

Officer Fickeisen had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 19 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 11, 1974
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Richard Fickeisen of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 1, 2022

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