Deputy Director David Richardson died following a long battle with pancreatic cancer, the Bensalem Township Police Department announced Wednesday. BENSALEM, Pa. - The Bensalem Township Police Department announced on Wednesday the passing of their Deputy Director.Authorities say Deputy Director David Richardson died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.The department said in a statement on Wednesday, "We vow to continue his fight for justice, support the fight against cancer and watch over his family." MORE HEADLINESDeputy Director Richardson was a police officer in Bensalem Township for the past 24 years.
Police say he started with the department as a patrol officer and was a member of the K9 unit for 13 years, with his two K9 partners, Czar and Prince.
After being promoted to Sergeant and becoming the supervisor for the K9 unit, the department says they soon promoted Deputy Director Richardson to Lieutenant.