Deputy Marshal Richard E. Hart

Deputy Marshal Richard E. Hart

Firestone Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, October 18, 1982

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Richard E. Hart

Deputy Marshal Richard Hart was killed when he was dragged by a drunk driver during a traffic stop.

He had stopped the driver of the vehicle for suspicion of drunk driving. As he reached inside to take the keys out of the ignition, the driver sped away, dragging him alongside the vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The suspect was apprehended and committed suicide after jumping bail.

Deputy Marshal Hart is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 706

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 16, 1982
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Although I had never met you, your compassionate spirit lies within your son Danny. I was honored to be with him and Shannon this past National Police Week. Rest In Peace Brother...

Trooper Bell Hee
Colorado State Patrol

May 18, 2019

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