Police Officer Burton Begay

Police Officer Burton Begay

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Monday, November 17, 1975

Burton Begay

Officer Burton Begay was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a man carrying a rifle on a road near an elementary school.

Officer Begay and another officer responded to the scene and observed the suspect in front of the school. As the officers pulled up, the suspect opened fire killing Officer Begay and wounding the second officer. The suspect was apprehended a short time later and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Officer Begay had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 1 year, and was assigned to the Dilcon District. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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