In Memoriam

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Ten dedicated Richmond Police Officers have made the ultimate sacrifice during our century of service.  

The RPD fallen are:

Officer Bertram L. Agnew
           End of Watch:  April 29, 1942
Officer Agnew was killed by an automobile.

Officer Michael J. Nugent           End of Watch:   January 1, 1946
Officer Nugent was shot and killed during the response to a burglar alarm by the owner of the business he was checking.

Lieutenant Frank J. Cutshall
       End of Watch:   January 11, 1953
Lieutenant Cutshall suffered a fatal heart attack while handling a bar fight. He had just arrested six men and placed them in the paddy wagon when he collapsed.

Officer Charles M. Ross             End of Watch:   February 9, 1964
Officer Ross was shot to death with his own service weapon during a scuffle with two 19-year olds he was attempting to arrest

Officer Danny M. Cariker             End of Watch:   January 1,1970
Officer Cariker was killed in a solo vehicle accident while responding to cover other officers on a man-with-a-gun call when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Officer Ronald H. Fuller               End of Watch:   July 5, 1984

Officer William C. Whitty             End of Watch:   July 5, 1984
Officers Fuller and Whitty were killed when the RPD airplane they were operating collided with another aircraft and crashed during a drug surveillance operation.

Officer Leonard W. Garcia           End of Watch:   December 28, 1992

Officer David T. Haynes
               End of Watch:   December 28, 1992
Officers Garcia and Haynes were shot and killed by an enraged husband while on a domestic disturbance call. The shooter committed suicide shortly after firing the fatal bullets.

Officer Bradley A. Moody            End of Watch:   October 7, 2008
Officer Moody succumbed to traumatic injuries suffered in a solo vehicle accident three days after his patrol car struck a utility pole while responding to cover other officers on scene at a felony assault call. For more information visit the Moody Family Website

Sergeant Virgil Lynn Thomas, Sr. End of Watch:   August 20, 2020
Sergeant Thomas contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Patrol Division. He passed away from complications after a month long battle with the virus.

We honor the devoted service and sacrifice of these Richmond officers and pay lasting tribute to their memories through resolute attention to duty and our continuous efforts to elevate the police profession. 
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