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Chief of Police William Burkett | Plymouth Police Department, Ohio Plymouth Police Department, Ohio

Chief of Police

William Burkett

Plymouth Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, July 1, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 6/30/2005

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Chief William Burkett suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a fight involving three intoxicated subjects. He had responded from his home to an accident scene where he found the three arguing. He called for backup and then attempted to separate the three but was assaulted.

Responding officers arrived at the scene and assisted Chief Burkett take the subject into custody. After the arrest Chief Burkett returned home, where he passed away a short time later.

Chief Burkett had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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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
July 4, 2015


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