Deputy Sheriff Richard Allan Lura

Deputy Sheriff Richard Allan Lura

Carver County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 1973

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Richard Allan Lura

Deputy Sheriff Richard Lura and Deputy Sheriff Ronald Kalkes were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train as they responded to a call.

The collision occurred at the Zemble Street crossing in Chaska, Minnesota.

Deputy Lura had served with the Carver County Sheriff's Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 246

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

response driving

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Deputy Sheriff Lura,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carver County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 28, 2023

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