Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Prison Chauffeur Lewis D. Richards

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, December 3, 1935

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Reflections for Prison Chauffeur Lewis D. Richards

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 3, 2011

Chauffeur Richards, thank you for all your efforts to keep criminals away from society while they serve their sentences. I know it's a difficult job and women and men like you are heroes for doing it.
I hope the filth who survived the escape attempt never felt freedom again, for the rest of the wretched lives.
God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 16, 2010

My grandmother was Chauffeur Richard's widow, Ruth. Although she remarried eventually, to his cousin Lewis Hanson and had two more children, she talked about "Dick" (Chauffeur Lewis) regularly until her own death in 2001, at age 94. She also spoke often of their son, "Junior", who died in a sledding accident in Powderhouse Park in Somerville, when he was 12.

Scott Hanson
grandson of widow

June 23, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

Chauffer Richards,
It has taken over 71 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.



February 11, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 9, 2007

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