Sergeant Richard Lewis Willson

Sergeant Richard Lewis Willson

Mineral County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 1994

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Richard Lewis Willson

Sergeant Richard Willson suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase and being assaulted. After catching the suspect he was struck in the chest with a crowbar. He returned to headquarters and while doing the arrest paperwork he began to feel sick.

He was escorted to the hospital by another officer, at which time he was transferred to second hospital for more tests. En route to the second hospital he suffered the heart attack at approximately 2:30 am.

Sergeant Willson had served with the agency for just over three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 3 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Sgt. Willson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mineral Wells. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 25, 2019

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