Court Officer Richard Morris

Court Officer Richard Morris

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1895

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Richard Morris

Court Officer Richard Morris was shot and killed while escorting a man to jail. The suspect had strangled his wife and had vowed to kill other family members. He voluntarily went with Officer Morris but during the walk he jerked away and shot Officer Morris. As he attempted to flee he was shot and killed by another officer. Officer Morris succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Morris had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 458

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 27, 1895
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Court Officer Richard Morris of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 28, 2023

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