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Patrick A. Richardson

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Lt. Patrick A. Richardson


Patrick A. Richardson, 48, of Newton, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center of heart failure.

Patrick was born in Crystal Lake, IL to Kaye and Paul Richardson.

He attended school later in Cresco, Iowa and graduated from Crestwood High School. He joined the Army where he served as an MP stationed at West Point, NY for 3 years and then as a Correctional Officer at Leavenworth, KS for 3 years. After separating from the Army in 1990, Pat was hired by the Newton Police Department, where he worked up to the present time. Pat had spent his time with the department as a K-9 handler, tactical team member, and two different assignments with local Narcotics task forces. He was currently a Lieutenant, working with the tactical team, patrol units, and Newton's Reserve Officers.

Pat leaves behind a wife, Kimberly and 3 children: David of Newton, Jordan (Christopher) Hoff of Blaine, MN, and Sean at home. He also leaves a granddaughter, Lauren who was her "papa's" best playmate, and another grandchild yet to be born.

His parents, Kaye Richardson of Cresco and Paul Richardson, Sr. of Albia, and brother, Paul Richardson, Jr. of Cresco are also left to honor his memory, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends too numerous to count.

Special police funeral ceremonies will be held at Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Burial will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, September 6, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa.

Memorials in Lieutenant Pat Richardson's name may be left at the funeral home or at the church at the time of the service. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Richardson Family on the envelope.



Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 5, 2013
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