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Lieutenant Albert Bert Burris | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant

Albert Bert Burris

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 30, 1925

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Age: 52

Tour: 22 years, 6 months

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Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant Albert Burris suffered a fatal heart attack when he was under gunfire from several burglary suspects on Fifth Avenue.

Officers were notified by a private guard that three men had broken into a home. When the officers arrived at the scene, the three suspects attempted to flee. As Lieutenant Burris chased one of them, the man turned around and fired a shot at him. The shot missed, but Lieutenant Burris immediately collapsed.

One of the suspects was arrested inside the home after backup officers responded to the scene. The remaining two were captured a short distance away after witnesses informed officers of their whereabouts.

Lieutenant Burris had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for over 22 years. He was survived by his wife.

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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.
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