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Officer Gilbert R. Chavez | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

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Gilbert R. Chavez

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Monday, June 16, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 2684

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Gilbert Chavez was shot and killed by a juvenile during a burglary of a Phoenix radiator business. Officer Chavez had entered the business after dispatchers received an anonymous tip that a burglary was in progress. The officer located the suspect and a struggle ensued. Officer Chavez was critically wounded but managed to radio for help before dying.

Officer Chavez had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 16, 2015

 

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