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What have you done? The Vault is done for!

Officer Richards is a member of Vault 101 security in 2277.


A little less relentless than Officer O'Brian in his beating of those milling about Vault 101 during the escape of the Lone Wanderer, Officer Richards is still under orders to stop those from breaching the vault door.[Non-canon 1][clarification needed] Officer Richards guards the locked atrium door to the Vault 101 entrance together with Officer O'Brian.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops a finger upon death (Lawbringer).


  • Escape!: Officer Richards will attempt to kill the player character during their escape from Vault 101.

Effects of player's actions

  • O'Brian and Richards kill Tom and Mary Holden unless the player character is seen by the officers before Tom reaches them. This will cause them to start shooting and scare away Tom and Mary.
  • If one does not kill Richards in the atrium he will appear later to stop them at the vault door.



Originally, if he was left alive in Escape! he would appear in Trouble on the Homefront.


Officer Richards appears only in Fallout 3.