He's opening the Vault door!
Officer Richards is a member of Vault 101 security in 2277.
Officer Richards guards the locked atrium door to the Vault 101 entrance together with Officer O'Brian.
Interactions with the player character
- Escape!: Officer Richards will attempt to neutralize the player during their escape from Vault 101.
- Trouble on the Homefront: If Richards isn't killed during Escape!, he will appear when you revisit Vault 101.
Effects of player actions
- O'Brian and Richards kill Tom and Mary Holden unless the player is fast enough and attacks the officers before Tom Holden reaches them.
- If you do not kill Richards in the Atrium he will appear later to stop you at the Vault Door.
Officer Richards appears only in Fallout 3.