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Captain Harry Phoenix | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


Harry Phoenix

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, June 13, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Captain Phoenix was shot and killed while he and two other officers questioned two suspicious men. When the officers attempted to arrest the men a gun battle ensued and Captain Phoenix shot in the head and killed instantly.

Sergeant Schuyler Houston also sustained serious gunshot wounds in the shootout. Despite serious wounds and frequent trips to the hospital, Sergeant Houston remained with the police department and was promoted to captain. He eventually succumbed to the wounds on October 4, 1927.

The two suspects fled to Mexico and were never apprehended.

Captain Phoenix had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and 12-year-old daughter.

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Captain Schuyler C. Houston
El Paso Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 4, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Captain Harry Phoenix. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your ancestors. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the scum responsible for your murder. May their screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire to warn other evil doers of their impending fate.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 15, 2016


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