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Deputy Richard K. Eva

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Deputy Richard K. Eva In Memoriam
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Deputy Richard K. Eva

February 12, 1972

On February 12, 1972, a trustee escaped from the Lee County Jail. Deputy Eva conducted a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle and recognized the driver as the escaped prisoner. After placing the suspect under arrest, the prisoner began to resist and managed to get Deputy Eva's weapon and fatally shot him. Deputy Eva was 28 years old and was survived by his wife and two children. Deputy Richard Eva paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the peace and security of our community. While always cherishing his memory, we vow to Never Forget His Courage. From the men and women of the Lee County Sheriff's Office. "Proud To Serve"
Published in The News-Press on Feb. 12, 2019
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