Correctional Officer Richard Bianchi
California (CA) Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
End of Watch: June 25, 2020
Correctional Officer Richard Bianchi was killed in a single vehicle crash while en route from the High Desert State Prison to a hospital to perform guard duty on an inmate. His department vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Correctional Officer Bianchi is the 26th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of California in 2020.