Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: One executed
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.