Patrolman Richard Stanley Burchfield

Patrolman Richard Stanley Burchfield

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, November 26, 1953

Richard Stanley Burchfield

Patrolman Burchfield was shot and killed by unknown subjects during an armed robbery investigation. He had been pulled into the investigation of a series of armed robberies and had been checking an area for suspects. He radioed in to dispatch that he was returning to headquarters.

A short time later a citizen called and informed officers there was an officer found slumped over his steering wheel near Bijou and El Paso Streets. Other officers raced to the scene and found Patrolman Burchfield had been shot to death. The case was never solved.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Case never solved

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Your brother, Bill, was married to my grandmother's sister, Beulah. My mother loved her Uncle Bill very much. While researching my family on I discovered you. Your story touched my heart. I hope that you are at peace now and I hope that your killer/killers never know that peace, in their lives and in their deaths. I am not what most would call Law Enforcement, I am a Security Officer and have been for over 18 years, I have the utmost respect for you and all Law Enforcement and Military. Those who put their lives on the line for others deserve nothing less.

Lt. Linda Douglass
US Security Associates, Inc. & Brother' neice

October 28, 2016

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