Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten
Liberty County (TX) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: February 3, 2020
On May 29, 2019, Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten was shot and wounded as he responded to a shooting at a local business. The suspect shot Deputy Whitten in the neck leaving him paralyzed. Deputy Whitten suffered a fatal heart attack during physical therapy that was needed as a result of the initial shooting. Deputy Whitten is the third officer fatality from the state of Texas in 2020.
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