Remembering Fallen Police Officer - Sergeant Richard S. Findley (2008)

Sergeant Richard S. Findley

Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero, Sergeant Richard S. Findley, lost this day in 2008 while attempting to apprehend theft suspects in Charlie Sector.

Sgt. Findley was born on June 5, 1969. He was raised in Beltsville, Maryland, and graduated from High Point High School in 1987. Sgt. Findley joined the Prince George's County Police Department on July 27, 1998 as a member of Session 92. Upon completion of his Academy training in February, 1999, Sgt. Findley was assigned to the Beltsville District Station. He initially served as a patrol officer and later became a member of the Special Assignment Team.

On the morning of June 27, 2008, Sgt. Findley was conducting surveillance on an unoccupied vehicle that was displaying stolen registration plates in the parking lot of the Laurel Pines Apartment Complex in the 14800 Block of Bowie Rd. Laurel, Maryland. At approximately 1145 hours, the vehicle became occupied by two subjects. Sgt. Findley approached the vehicle to attempt the apprehension. The vehicle accelerated and intentionally struck the Sergeant as he exited his police vehicle. Sgt. Findley was dragged by the suspect vehicle and sustained severe injuries. He was rushed to Laurel Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

Sgt. Findley served the Prince George's County Police Department for ten years and was the 25th member of this Agency to make the Ultimate Sacrifice. He was the 46th law enforcement officer to give his life in service to this Profession within Prince George's County, Maryland.

At the time of his death, Sergeant Richard S. Findley was 39 years old and survived by his wife and two daughters.