Austin “Melvin” Richardson


Deputy Sheriff Melvin Richardson succumbed to injuries sustained in a collision with a harvesting combine on Highway 275 near 260th Street.

At 12:35 pm, the combine was traveling southbound on Highway 275. Deputy Richardson was driving northbound when his vehicle collided with the combine. The combine was wider than the lane, and Deputy Richardson’s left front tire collided with the machine.

Deputy Richardson had served with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and had served in law enforcement for more than 15 years. He had previously served with the Sidney Police Department and Auburn Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

End of Watch: Jun. 14, 2022

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