Officer Gilbert R. Chavez

Officer Gilbert R. Chavez

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1975

Gilbert R. Chavez

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


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 2684

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you all for remembering my awesome Uncle
..he was an amazing man..really wish he was here to see where we all are..but I Trully believe he watches over me...

Linda Y Higgens
His neice

February 12, 2018

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