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Anson G. Burdick
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1861
Berry
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1927
Suisun City
Solano County
California, USA

Constable Burdick was KIA at age 65 in Suisun City, California

In 1927, Suisun City's law enforcement duties were performed by an elected constable. His name was Anson G. Burdick. Late one afternoon on September 1, 1927, Constable Burdick was returning home with his wife from an automobile ride, when he saw a transient standing near the railroad tracks at the northern end of Main Street. Earlier in the day, Constable Burdick had asked the transient to leave town due to this constant harassment of the local townspeople and other transients.

Constable Burdick dropped his wife off at home, returned to the location and contacted the man. An altercation ensued, during which the suspect cut Constable Burdick with a knife and wrestled the constable's firearm away from him. The suspect shot Constable Burdick three times, killing him instantly.

Fairfield City Marshal Baker and Citizen Elwyn ‘Bud' Huck conducted a manhunt. When the suspect was spotted in the City of Fairfield, he shot at Marshal Baker. Marshal Baker summoned assistance from Solano County Sheriff J.R. Thorton and his deputies. A posse was formed, which included local citizens and a search was conducted. When the suspect was spotted in the area of Mankas Corner, a shoot-out ensued and the suspect was fatally wounded. Prior to dying, the suspect confessed to killing Constable Burdick and was still in possession of Burdick's firearm.

Constable Anson G. Burdick, the father of Suisun City Council Member Henry Burdick, was 65 years old at the time of his death. He was the first and only Suisun City Police Officer to die in the line of duty.

Suisun City opened the Constable Anson G. Burdick Center, a police sub-station @ 1101 Charleston Street on January 15, 2005 in tribute to this local hero.

Wife:
Susan Burdick

Son:
Henry (Harry) Burdick

Daughter in Law:
Ida Mae (Hammond) Burdick

Grandson:
Glen Leroy Burdick

Granddaughter in Law:
Enola (Downer) Burdick

Great-Grandchildren:
Marilyn, Pamela, Susan & Thomas


Special Thank You to Grave Finder - Donna for transfering this page to my care*
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lorenzo Dow Burdick (1837 - 1912)
  Silvia Ann Gray Burdick (1843 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  Harry Glen Burdick (1893 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anson G. Burdick (1861 - 1927)
  Lorenzo Dow Burdick (1863 - 1948)*
  Orlando Ulysses Burdick (1872 - 1949)*
  John D. Burdick (1876 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery
Fairfield
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: F&AM Plot 132 Grave 6
 
Maintained by: S Chaney
Originally Created by: Grave Finder
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36486300
Anson G. Burdick
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Anson G. Burdick
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