Clyde Merrill Bristow

Clyde Merrill Bristow

Birth
Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Death 12 Jan 1932 (aged 35)
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot Section 28
Memorial ID 88283771 · View Source
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Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona)
Thursday, January 14, 1932, p. 1
Boy, 17, Held In Death Of Customs Man
Present at Shooting of Bristow, But Blames Another
Companion Accused
Warrant Charges Son of Sonora Lawyer With Murder
NOGALES, Ariz., Jan. 13--(AP)--Alberto Flores, 22, son of a Sonora attorney, was formally charged today with the murder of Clyde M. Bristow, 39, U.S. customs officer who was shot to death Tuesday night. County Attorney E. R. Thurman filed the charge. Flores is still at large.
Bristow met death when he and Charles Jones, a brother officer, stopped the automobile in which Flores and Santiago Aguirre, 17, were riding, to search for contraband. In the fight that ensued Bristow was killed and both Flores and Aguirre escaped.
Aguirre, a native born American, was captured by federal officers this morning while wandering around in a canyon 16 miles west of this city. He told officials that Flores fired the shots which ended the life of the customs officer.
Federal and civil officials, aided by private citizens, are searching over a 20-mile front for the fleeing slayer. His discarded coat was found today near the scene of the crime.
James W. McDonald, collector of customs, and R. Q. Leatherman, undersheriff, are directing the manhunt. Bloodhounds failed to keep the trail of the fleeing slayer due to high winds and intermittent rains.
Funeral services for the slain officer will be held here tomorrow afternoon and the body will be shipped to Phoenix for burial in the plot in which two of his children, killed in automobile accidents, are interred. Bristow leaves a wife and a 6-year-old daughter.
Examination of the body following the slaying revealed that Bristow was shot through the heart and thigh.
[source: Newspapers.com]


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  • Created by: Pat R
  • Added: 9 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88283771
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clyde Merrill Bristow (15 Sep 1896–12 Jan 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88283771, citing Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Pat R (contributor 46977706) .