Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 326
Incident Date: 7/16/1966
Suspect: Released from mental hospital
Officer Puckett was shot and killed by a suspect he had stopped in a suspicious car. When Officer Puckett turned his back on the suspect he was shot and killed.
The next day the suspect shot and killed Officer George Clifford Burnette III of the East Point Police Department. The suspect was later captured and spent ten years in a mental hospital and was released.
Officer Puckett had been with the agency for five years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer George Clifford Burnette, III