Deputy Richard John Landes

Deputy Richard John Landes

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 1981

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Richard John Landes

Deputy Sheriff Richard Landes was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while he was assisting others in removing a vehicle from a canal at the intersection of Summit Boulevard and Military Trail.

He and the tow truck driver were struck as they stood next to the car after it was pulled from the canal. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with careless driving and DUI.

Deputy Landes had previously served with the Belle Glade Police Department.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

accident scene, drunk driver

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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