Patrolman Richard John Burchick

Patrolman Richard John Burchick

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 6, 1991

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Richard John Burchick

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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 5, 1991
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

foot pursuit

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Patrolman Burchick,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Erie. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 6, 2021

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