Collin County Sheriff's Deputy Richard "Dickie" Fields and his wife Rebecca "Becky" Royall Fields died in a fire at their home yesterday. The state fire marshal's office said that the cause of the fire was possibly lightning.
..."I came from an abusive, alcoholic home... When the police came to deal with my father, they always allowed him to keep whatever respect he had left. They inspired me to want to go into law enforcement. Law officers have always been my heroes." [LINK]
The news articles focus on Richard but I know those who lost them feel the grief for and absence of both.
From the Collin County Deputies Association:
- "Sad to report that one of our members has passed away. Collin County Deputy Sheriff Richard Fields and his wife lost their lives in their home last night."
- [Funeral] Services for Deputy Richard "Dickie" Fields will be held on Friday, February 15th at 2:00pm. They will be held at the First Baptist Church in Leonard, Texas. 100 E Thomas St, Leonard, TX 75452
- Those wishing to make donations to the family my do so via the Collin County Deputies Association