Type of Officer: Police Captain
Death Date: 4/15/1973
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While making a routine building check at a drug clinic, Captain Beery, in plain clothes, was ambushed by an unknown assailant or assailants. During the ensuing struggle, Captain Beery was shot in the chest with his own weapon. The night patrol had been initiated because of a large number of burglaries in the area.