Police Officer Richard R. LeFebvre

Police Officer Richard R. LeFebvre

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 15, 1965

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Richard R. LeFebvre

Police Officer Richard LeFebvre was shot and killed while working a civil disturbance call in the 1300 block of California Avenue (modern-day Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard).

The Watts Riots had spilled over to Long Beach. Officers responded to the area of California Avenue and New York Avenue regarding subjects throwing bricks at passing cars. A police officer's gun was discharged during a scuffle, and struck Officer LeFebvre, killing him.


  • Age 23
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 15, 2020

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