Auxiliary Captain Richard David Shurtz

Auxiliary Captain Richard David Shurtz

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 24, 1993

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Richard David Shurtz

Auxiliary Captain Richard Shurtz accidentally shot and killed himself while showing another officer how Auxiliary Officer Todd Johnson was shot and killed four days earlier during a training accident.

Captain Shurtz removed the magazine from his weapon but forgot to remove the chambered round.

Auxiliary Captain Shurtz had served with the Rock Island Police Department for 20 years.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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Upland Police Dept. CA

October 24, 2017

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