Patrolman Richard Warren Jackson

Patrolman Richard Warren Jackson

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 3, 1949

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Richard Warren Jackson

Patrolman Richard Jackson was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit near Newport that reached 110 mph.

He and his partner were pursuing a speeding vehicle being driven by a 16-year old when he lost control of his patrol car, striking a telephone pole then a group of trees. Both patrolman were taken to hospital where patrolman Jackson was pronounced dead on arrival. His partner recovered later from his injuries.

The driver was convicted of reckless driving; received a 2 year suspended sentence; drivers license suspended 2 years; placed on probation and his parents were ordered to pay his wife $4000. Only a few months later he was involved in a wreck in Pitt County while drunk. He was sentenced to two years in prison and had his license suspended an additional two years. On June 14, 1954, he was involved in another chase on a 20 mile stretch of Highway 70 west of New Bern, when a trooper tried to stop him for suspected drunk driving in his new Corvette convertible. The trooper said he was to fast to catch up with, and only with the help of other troopers, he was boxed in and forced to stop. The 21-year-old was extremely intoxicated and forced seven other drivers into road side ditches. He was convicted of reckless and drunk driving, fined $500, and his license was permanently revoked.

Patrolman Jackson was survived by wife and two children. He was a U.S Army veteran of WWII,


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Convicted of reckless driving

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

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