Last Updated: 2009-08-20


Officer Richard O. Busch
End of Watch: Sunday, March 20, 1870


Officer Richard O. Busch

Biographical information


Age:

30

Tour of Duty:

Not available

Badge number:

Not available


Incident Details


Cause of Death:

Gunshot

Date of Incident:

Sunday, March 20, 1870

Weapon Used:

Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info:

Not available


Circumstances


Special Officer Richard Busch was shot and killed at the intersection of Broad Street and Jefferson Street as he and several other officers attempted to disperse a large group of men who were creating a disturbance.

When the officers arrived at the location part of the group left the area, but many refused to leave. At around 9:00 pm several shots were fired at the officers and Officer Busch and a detective were struck. Officer Busch died at the scene but the detective recovered.

Officer Busch was survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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