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Police Officer Burton Begay | Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Police Officer

Burton Begay

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch: Monday, November 17, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Arizona

Incident Date: 11/17/1975

Weapon: Rifle

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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