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Richard S Burchfield
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Birth: May 26, 1918
Death: Nov. 26, 1953
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

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End of Watch: Thursday, November 26, 1953
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Patrolman Richard S. Burchfield was an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado when he was shot and killed during an armed robbery investigation. He was investigating a series of armed robberies and was checking an area for suspects. He had told dispatch he was returning to headquarters but a short time later, a citizen called and said there was an officer 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.

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He was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Yakima, Washington, per document requesting a military headstone.

Jan 1943-Nov 1945: 1050th Army Air force; base unit Air Corp,
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  Stanley Clark Burchfield (1896 - 1974)
  Richard S Burchfield (1918 - 1953)
  William John Burchfield (1924 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Yakima County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Linda Douglass
Originally Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
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- Linda Douglass
 Added: Aug. 23, 2015
My Grand Aunt's Brother-In-Law. Rest in Peace, Brave Soul, and Know that you are Respected and Honored for both of your Services!
- Linda Douglass
 Added: Jun. 17, 2015

- Mike Barrett
 Added: May. 26, 2015
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