Senior Corporal Richard A. Lawrence

Senior Corporal Richard A. Lawrence

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 9, 1993

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Richard A. Lawrence

Senior Corporal Richard Lawrence was shot and killed when he surprised a pair of auto thieves as he returned home from work at 3:00 am.

Corporal Lawrence was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his two daughters and son.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 22 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3066
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you so much for this wonderful post. He was an amazing father, officer and person. Always joking or smiling unless it was taking care of business time.

He taught me to dance, went to all my rodeo's and ate my mud pies. He truly was a gift taken way too soon. I have out lived him by 8 years and those that killed him are his age now or close.

Three lives destroyed over theft of a vehicle. It is senseless and I blame Dallas for releasing Wicks with his ankle monitor in his pocket and I blame the kids who chose to commit a crime and brought a gun.

You only bring a gun in case you need it. My dad has always said, you have no fear of cops if you are not breaking the law. Don't like the law, work to change it but it was his job.

He received a life saving award just a week before he died. Seeing him still be remembered all these years later means so much to us. His mother lost two sons, one to cancer and one to murder, 2 husbands and is still showing up at vigisls in May when she can. He missed 4 grandchildren and seeing his son in trouble, work for NASA as a security programmer, Anessa get her Law Degree and me go back for my PI licesene and associates in criminal justice after 30 years in IT.

We miss your smile, laughter, passion for life and love of family and friends more than you know.

I love you daddy,

Brandee Leigh Carlisle

September 21, 2020

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