Special Agent Richard Purcell Horan

Special Agent Richard Purcell Horan

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 18, 1957

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Richard Purcell Horan

Agent Horan was shot and killed by a murder suspect in Suffield, Connecticut. The suspect was holed up in a home. The agents gained access through a hatch in the basement. As Agent Horan climbed the stairs to the floor above the suspect shot and killed him. The suspect then committed suicide.

Agent Horan had been with the agency for nine years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Connecticut
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 18, 2021

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