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Ofcr. Richard J. Halford; Atlanta PD, GA; EOW: Saturday, 11-03-2012

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Police Officer Richard J. Halford
Atlanta Police Department

Georgia
End of Watch: Saturday, November 3, 2012

 

Biographical Information
Age: 48
Tour of Duty: 26 Years
Badge Number:  3788



Incident Details
Cause of Death: Aircraft Accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Weapon: Not Applicable
Suspect: Not Applicable


 


Police Officer Shawn Smiley and Police Officer Richard Halford were killed in a helicopter crash while assisting in the search for a missing 9-year-old boy at approximately 10:30 pm.


They were flying low over an area approximately four miles west of downtown when the helicopter suddenly crashed to the ground near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Hamilton E. Holmes Drive. The helicopter exploded after impacting the ground. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the NTSB and FAA.


The boy they were searching for was found safe a short time later.


Officer Halford had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 26 years and had been assigned as a pilot in the Air Unit for 16 years.


He is survived by his daughter.



 


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:


Officer Kim Jones

Public Affairs Unit

Atlanta Police Department

226 Peachtree Street SW

Atlanta, GA 30303


Phone: (404) 546-7237


 


                                                                                         



This Information has been provided courtesy of the Officer Down Memorial Page and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.    


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Condolences to the Family, Department, and the Community he served, on their tragic loss.


Rest in Peace, Officer Halford... You may now stand down.


 



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RIP Officer Halford.


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Rest in Peace, Brother!! My Condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-Workers!!



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Rest in Peace Officer Richard J. Halford, Thank You for your Service n Ultimate Sacrifice, Godspeed Warrior. Prayers go out to Family, Friends, Department, and Community.


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R.I.P. Brother

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Rest in Peace, Brother!  May God bless you and your daughter! Watch over her as you and the Father who watches over all of us!


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Rest in peace Officer Halford....    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers....

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 Rest In Peace Brother !!

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My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Richard Halford as well as to the Atlanta Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Halford, you are gone but will not be forgotten...


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 Rest in Peace Officer Halford.  My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and department.

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Deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Ofcr. Richard Halford.  R.I.P.

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Rest in Peace Officer Halford. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Atlanta PD.

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Rest in Peace Brother! Prayers of strength and support to family, friends and the agency for their loss...

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R.I.P. Officer Richard Halford.


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May this officer and all who know and love him find peace.  Thank you for your service, sir.


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Rest in pace, Officer Halford. My condolences to the family and the Atlanta Police Department.

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My deep sympathy for the daughter of Officer Richard J. Halford, God rest his soul, and for Officer Halford's family and friends.  God comfort and bless you.

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Rest in Peace Officer Richard J Halford

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Rest in peace, Officer Halford....heartfelt prayers to family, friends, and co-workers...


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Rest in Peace Officer Halford. May God be with your family and friends.

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Rest in Peace Brother !

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 Rest In Peace, Brother. May God be of constant comfort and strength to your family.

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 Rest in Peace Officer Halford



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