FHP Memorial

Chelsea R. Richard (1983-2014)

Chelsea RichardEnd of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Trooper Richard was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a crash on Interstate 75. She was speaking with a tow truck driver and one of the occupants when another crash occurred at the same location. Trooper Richard and the tow truck driver died at the scene, the third pedestrian died later at the hospital.

Trooper Richard had served the residents of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for nine years. Her career with the FHP began June 20, 2005. She was a member of the 111th Recruit Class in Tallahassee, from June 20, 2005 to January 12, 2006. She was assigned to Troop B-Ocala. At the time of her death, she was 30. She was survived by her 4-year-old son, Clayton, parents and grandparents.