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Correctional Officer Ronald Levert Richardson

District of Columbia Department of Corrections, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, October 7, 1991

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Ronald Levert Richardson

Officer Richardson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

October 7, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

RIP sir; thank you for your brave service. You will never ever be forgotten sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Officer Richardson,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement.


United States Border Patrol

October 7, 2018

I miss my best friend....!!!

charles e stuart
Retired Agent, college roomate and team mate

July 29, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 23, 2012

RIP Mr. Ron, u were a good man and a great neighbor, I'm sure u and my day are reminiscing about the good ole Blaine St days.


June 7, 2012

Not an officer. Without a rank. Just a daughter googling her father. I typed my dad's name into the search engine today and I am deeply warmed by all of the amazing comments from those who knew and didn't know my dad. You all have truly brightened my day and it's really good to see that he positively impacted more than just his family. I was only 6 when my dad passed but I remember him fondly and vividly. I thank you again for your kind words

Daughter of Ronald Richardson

June 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Richardson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

To Officer Ronald Richardson and and his loved ones:

On this the seventeenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Richardson.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Ronald gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 7, 1991.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater,eow 4/24/05

October 7, 2008

I salute you, Sir, on the 16th Anniversary of your tragic and untimely murder. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May all your family & friends take comfort in knowing you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

October 7, 2007

today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester,NH

October 7, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 27, 2007

I remember when you started working as an officer assigned to my shift. I enjoyed talking to you about UNC and your playing basketball in college. You developed into an outstanding Officer and I was glad for you when you went to work at the Half-way House. I was shocked and saddened when I heard of your tragic death. Rest in Peace My Brother, as I can see your face now with a smile on it.
Captain William Jernigan

Captain William Jernigan
D.C. Department of Corrections

May 6, 2007

I shall always remember you Richardson ( Rich ). You were always great to work with. One of the most professional Officer I had ever had the pleasure of calling a co-worker.
S A L U T E !!!!

Lt. Joseph Anderson

March 11, 2007

We worked together for a number of years, and although I have moved on, I have not forgotten…. Rest In Peace

Luther Cary
DCDC Retired

November 18, 2006

R.I.P. you will never be forggoten.

Deputy M. Reed
El Paso County Sheriff (Colorado)

October 7, 2006

God Bless you and your family Ofc Richardson. You are a true HERO!


October 7, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Explorer Chris Chappell
Maryland State Police

December 12, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

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