Sergeant Richard Lewis Willson
Mineral County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1994
Tour of Duty: 3 years, 2 months
Badge Number: Unknown
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Monday, July 25, 1994
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A
Sergeant Richard Willson suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase and being assaulted. After catching the suspect he was struck in the chest with a crowbar. He returned to headquarters and while doing the arrest paperwork he began to feel sick.
He was escorted to the hospital by another officer, at which time he was transferred to second hospital for more tests. En route to the second hospital he suffered the heart attack at approximately 2:30 am.
Sergeant Willson had served with the agency for just over three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.