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Sheriff Burl E. Justice | Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Ohio


Burl E. Justice

Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, May 12, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 2/13/1958

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Sheriff Burl Justice died from injuries received three months earlier when he was accidentally shot and killed by a child while giving a tour of the jail.

He was participating in a program where children replaced government officials for a day. He had unloaded his weapon and showed it to the children. He then reloaded it and set it down to get the jail keys. One of the children picked it up to admire it and accidentally fired it, striking Sheriff Justice in the abdomen.

Sheriff Justice had served with the Scioto County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 12, 2015


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