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. At the time of the shooting he had been with the agency 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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Wow. Hard to believe it's been 44 years. I still think of you, miss you, love you. Thank you for being my Father, and thank you for your service to the C.O.P.D.

Rick Fickeisen

July 11, 2018

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