CPO H.D. “Hal” Burchfield, Correctional Sergeant, San Quentin, was murdered by a convict while on duty June 8, 1985.
Burchfield had worked the profession for more than a decade serving at several correctional prisons. He cared about this group of peace officers and his commitment to its professionalization will not be forgotten.
He was a correctional peace officer, who started his career on October 13, 1974, at Folsom State Prison as a Correctional Officer. He transferred to Sierra Conservation Center as a Correctional Program Supervisor 1. He was then promoted to San Quentin as a Correctional Sergeant on July 14, 1983.
Burchfield is survived by his wife, Barbara, and five children ranging in ages from 2 to 17 years old.