Policeman Richard D. Kent

Policeman Richard D. Kent

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 8, 1960

Richard D. Kent

Policeman Kent was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

Policeman Kent was going in to the Lucky Auto Parts store on 86th Street and Broadway, he knew the manager in there and he would get some batteries for his flashlight and be right back out when he walked into an armed robbery in progress. A gun battle with the robber ensued and Policeman Kent wounded the robber before passing away. His partner, in the car outside, was responding to the gunshots when he encountered the robber. He chased him and captured him and his getaway driver.

The shooter was sentenced to death, but later paroled. The driver was sentenced to life.

Policeman Kent was a veteran of the Korean War. He was survived by wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 7169

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Convicted

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored today the 57th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 8, 2017

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