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Richard Keith Eva

In Remembrance

Deputy Richard Keith Eva
#145

On February 12, 1972, a trustee escaped from the Lee County jail. Deputy Eva conducted a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle and recognized the driver as the escaped prisoner. After placing the suspect under arrest, the prisoner began to resist and managed to get Deputy Eva’s weapon and fatally shot him.

January 1, 1944 – February 12, 1972