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Officer Willie Bonner Phares | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas


Willie Bonner Phares

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 30, 1930

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/20/1930

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1930

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Officer Willie Phares and Officer Edward Fitzgerald were shot and killed by one of two men as they approached their car to question them about a hold-up which had occurred minutes earlier at a furniture store. The suspects were captured a short time later.

Officer Phares was transported to the hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds 10 days later.

The gunman was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on November 28, 1930.

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Officer Edward D. Fitzgerald
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End of Watch: Saturday, September 20, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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Heroes live forever, Officer Phares, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
September 30, 2013


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