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Patrolman Richard John Burchick | Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania


Richard John Burchick

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 6, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 4 years, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/5/1991

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Patrolman Richard Burchick succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while involved in a foot pursuit of a drive-by shooting suspect. He was shot at the intersection of East 21st Street and East Avenue.

The subject was convicted of third degree murder.

Patrolman Burchick had served with the Erie Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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Uncle Rich was an incredible man, a leader and caring man. He is missed more than anyone can know.

William E. Harry
May 28, 2016


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