Portsmouth police officer dies on duty while driving car
Officer Down: Richard L. Spaulding - [Portsmouth, Virginia]
Additional Info: Officer Spaulding was an auxillary officer from 1996 to 1999 when he became a paid officer. Officer Spaulding is survived by his wife and two children.
Cause of Death: Officer Spaulding died when his patrol car crashed while transporting a suspect. The cause of death is still under investigation, however it is speculated that it was due to a medical condition.
Date of Incident: November 23, 2005
By John-Henry Doucette, The Virginian-Pilot