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New Hero Search Richard E. Hedstrom - Jul. 19, 1973 (20636)

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Montana Highway Patrol Agency Patch
Resided: MT, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 19, 1973
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 24 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Montana Highway Patrol
MT   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Traffic Accident
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Badge: 307
On The Job: 2 weeks
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MT   USA   Thu. Jul. 19, 1973
Summary: Patrolman Richard Hedstrom was struck and killed by a drunk driver during a traffic stop near Kalispell, Montana.

He was writing a warning for a malfunctioning headlight and his training officer was sitting in the patrol car when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck traveling at 87 mph. The impact pushed the patrol car into Patrolman Hedstrom, causing fatal injuries. The driver of the truck was to be charged with negligent homicide but died of injuries sustained in the collision.

Patrolman Hedstrom had only been employed with the Montana Highway Patrol for 18 days. He is survived by his wife and son.

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