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


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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Uncle Gilbert,
I never got t to meet you, your brother and my mother where married well after you had passed but the memories that my step family, including your beautiful mother an my Nana Bell have shared, make me miss the fact I ne ear got to know you in person. Thank you for your efforts in protecting the ones your served

Dave Wasson
Nephew you never met
December 4, 2015


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