John served at the Port Credit Detachment, Security Bureau, and Intelligence Branch before retiring as a Sergeant from the Barrie Detachment on November 30, 1994. John is survived by his wife Dianne and children John Richardson (OPP Retired Constable Security Bureau GHQ), Kim Murphy (OPP Retired Sergeant, Temiskaming Detachment), Paul Richardson (OPP Inspector, Grey Bruce Detachment), son-in-law Kevin Murphy (OPP Sergeant, Temiskaming – New Liskeard Detachment) grandsons, Quinn Richardson (OPP Constable, Orillia Detachment), and Jacob Murphy (OPP Constable, Temagami Detachment).