Patrolman Richard D. Coffee

Photo of Patrolman Richard D. Coffee
End of Watch: Sat, Jun 30th, 1934
Date of Incident: Sat, Jun 30th, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 40


His wife and three children


Patrolman Richard Coffee was shot and killed after responding to a restaurant after receiving complaints of a drunk patron. Patrolman Coffee arrived and told the man to go home and return when he was sober. The man went home, obtained a gun, and returned and shot Patrolman Coffee.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Coffee's murder and sentenced to prison.

Patrolman Coffee was survived by his wife and three children.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Greenup Police Department Patch
1005 Walnut Street
Greenup, Kentucky 41144
(606) 473-6414


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