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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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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June 15, 2015


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