Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Vassar Odean Richmond

Bartlett Police Department , Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 4, 2021

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Vassar Odean Richmond

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen Officer, Vassar Richmond. May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2021

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Vassar Richmond, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corrections Officer Vassar Richmond. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Corrections Officer Richmond will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

November 2, 2021

Words cannot even begin to express how it feels to lose someone that you interact with almost everyday for years. Knowing that I'll never see that big smile on his face when he reports for duty is a hard thing to accept. Officer Richmond loved his job and he always stepped up to the plate no matter what I asked of him. Officer Richmond had a passion for cooking and researching useless knowledge (he was always going to be my "phone a friend" because he always knew the answer) Officer Richmond was never one to back down from a good debate. Vassar Richmond Rest In Peace my friend. In our hearts "Vicious will always be in the house!".

Lisa D. White
Bartlett Police Department

October 29, 2021

I don’t believe I ever saw Ofc. Richmond without a smile. Anyone who had the pleasure of being around him instantly became a better person. This world is a little more dark without him and Heaven is now a little brighter.

Ofc. A. Gammon
Bartlett Police Dept.

October 27, 2021

Officer Richmond was a joy to work with. He was always smiling and enjoyed doing his job. It's like it was second nature to him. He never showed complacency and did each task with pride. He was respectful to everyone he encountered. WE miss him daily.

Admin Asst to the Chief, Juliea Goodman
Bartlett Police Department

October 27, 2021

Rest in Peace Corrections Officer Vassar Richmond! Thank you for your 3 years of service with the Bartlett Police Department, in Tennessee, for your previous 5 years of service with Tennessee Department of Correction, and for your previous 30 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your son, and your two daughters during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 23, 2021

Vassar was a pleasure to work with. He always had a great attitude and had a genuineness about him that everyone could see. He will be missed!

Lieutenant Jeremy Springer
Bartlett Police Department

October 21, 2021

RIP Corrections Officer Richmond. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Bartlett, the state of Tennessee and the United States

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 20, 2021

My brother, my twin, my friend. How well do I remember all the special times we had as we were raised side by side. You went away so suddenly. No time to say goodbye. You had to answer to God calling from on high. I have comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So, my dear brother, take your rest. I love you, but God loved you best.

Vonda (Phyllis) Richmond

October 20, 2021

To a awesome husband, father and uncle, you are truly loved and missed. Take your rest now uncle Val. Job well done.

Shunnece Delaney

October 18, 2021

To A Wonderful Husband and Father. Words cannot describe how I will Miss you and the Love and Laughter We shared for more than 34 years. You was and always will be the Love of my Life. You will Truly Be Missed. Rest In Peace.

Jacquelyn Richmond
Your Loving Wife

October 18, 2021

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

October 18, 2021

My real life superhero. You've been there every time I've needed you, even when I didn't expect you to be. I've looked up to you from a child until your last breath battling covid. To a loyal and faithful friend whom I could share anything with. My father, you are the best man I've ever met. Thank you for being my mentor, my friend, but most of all my father. You will continue to be loved and missed.

Officer Christopher Richmond
Memphis Police Department

October 18, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corrections Officer, Vassar Richmond, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corrections Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons where Corrections Officer Richmond had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2021

Detention Officer Richmond was a pleasure to be around and work with. He loved his job and it showed. He respected every individual he encountered no matter the circumstance. He was always calm, but had a unique sense of humor and bubbly personality. He could make you smile on those days you didn't feel like it. He is missed by all his co-workers and friends.

Juliea Goodman, Former Dispather/Jailer
Bartlett Police Department

October 18, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 17, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 17, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Corrections Officer Vassar Richmond. Please know we are eternally grateful for Vassar’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Corrections Officer Richmond, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Bartlett Police Department in Bartlett, Tennessee for Vassar’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Corrections Officer Vassar Richmond wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 17, 2021

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD., NY.

October 17, 2021

Rest in Peace Corrections Officer Richmond. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 17, 2021

A corrections officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Bartlett Police Department . Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 17, 2021

Corrections Officer Richmond,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

R.I.P Corrections Officer Vassar Richmond

Brian Molyneaux

October 17, 2021

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