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 Anson G. Burdick

Anson G. Burdick

Berry, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Sep 1927 (aged 65)
Suisun City, Solano County, California, USA
Burial Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA
Plot F&AM Plot 132 Grave 6
Memorial ID 36486300 · View Source
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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.

Susan Burdick

Henry (Harry) Burdick

Daughter in Law:
Ida Mae (Hammond) Burdick

Glen Leroy Burdick

Granddaughter in Law:
Enola (Downer) Burdick

Marilyn, Pamela, Susan & Thomas

Special Thank You to Grave Finder - Donna for transfering this page to my care*

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  • Maintained by: S Chaney
  • Originally Created by: Grave Finder
  • Added: 28 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36486300
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anson G. Burdick (23 Dec 1861–1 Sep 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36486300, citing Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA ; Maintained by S Chaney (contributor 47027722) .