Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Patrolman Leward Rich
End of Watch: Friday, December 13, 1974

Patrolman Leward Rich

Biographical information



Tour of Duty:

4 years

Badge number:

Not Available

Incident Details

Cause of Death:

Vehicle pursuit

Date of Incident:

Friday, December 13, 1974

Weapon Used:

Not Available

Suspect Info:

Not Available


Patrolman Leward Rich and Patrolman Edwin Stephenson were killed in an automobile accident while en route to assist another officer chase a stolen car. During their response the police car went out of control at Brook Street and Westwood Avenue and struck a tree.

Patrolman Rich had served with the agency for four years.

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