In Memory

Richard Kirby

Richard Kirby



 
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11/11/16 08:04 PM #1    

Wes Davey

Rick was a friend going back to junior high. After high school we were both on the Mankato Police Department together, and for a few years his family and mine were neighbors on Glenwood Ave. Great guy and fun to be with. Peace to you Rick.


06/08/17 09:50 AM #2    

Wes Davey

A conversation yesterday with Phil and Elaine Meyer prompted memories of when Rick and I served together on the “PD” decades ago. We were on different crews and only occasionally did our schedules overlap, typically on holidays or when working overtime. Still, we bonded in many ways from shared experiences; here’s one such experience:

Rick had worked at Kost Ambulance & Towing prior to becoming a police officer and continued working there part-time when off-duty. He was doing that one evening when a car he was hooking up for towing slipped. A piece of chrome gouged him in the leg and he called for help. When I arrived (on-duty) he was bleeding heavily near the femoral artery. Instead of calling and waiting for an ambulance, I put Rick in my squad and raced him over to what was then St. Joe’s Hospital. He told me later that it was the fastest trip he’d ever taken to the hospital, and yet another bonding experience between two cops who were also friends from high school.

We’ll remember you at the 50th reunion, Rick.


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