Last Updated: 2009-08-20


Sergeant J. Harvey Burke
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 28, 1925


Sergeant J. Harvey Burke

Biographical information


Age:

38

Tour of Duty:

9 years

Badge number:

Not available


Incident Details


Cause of Death:

Gunfire

Date of Incident:

Tuesday, July 28, 1925

Weapon Used:

Handgun

Suspect Info:

Sentenced to death


Circumstances


Sergeant J. Harvey Burke was shot and killed while escorting a couple to their home to retrieve belongings. The couple had been involved in a domestic dispute and Sergeant Burke was sent to monitor the removal of items. While on the scene the male suspect produced a handgun and shot the female. As Sergeant Burke attempted to disarm the man, he was shot and killed.

The suspect was convicted and executed on February 19, 1926.

Officer Burke had served with the agency for 9 years.

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