Deputy Sheriff Richard Robert McHale

Deputy Sheriff Richard Robert McHale

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 3, 1989

Richard Robert McHale

Deputy McHale was killed after being beaten and shot at a family disturbance call in Oildale. The mentally ill suspect attacked Deputy McHale, beat him with his baton, and then shot him with his service weapon. The man then committed suicide.

Deputy McHale had served with the agency for 7 years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rick I miss arguing with you about the Rams and Giants. I think about you every day.

Mike Rude Sergeant

July 26, 2018

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