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Police Officer Haze Burch | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

Haze Burch

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Thursday, February 5, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/5/1925

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: One executed

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Officer Burch was shot and killed when he attempted to stop two men from siphoning gasoline from a car. The two suspects were wanted in Texas for the murder of Deputy Joseph Morgan of the Muskogee County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Department and in Montana for the murder of Officer Charles Wilson of the Livingston, Montana, Police Department. Both suspects were eventually captured.

One of the suspects was convicted in Arizona of murdering Officer Burch and hanged on January 8, 1926. The other brother was convicted in Texas of murdering of Deputy Morgan and was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Burch was survived by his wife and three young children.

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End of Watch: Wednesday, August 20, 1924
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