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Chief Deputy Sheriff John William Burk | Talladega County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Talladega County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Chief Deputy Sheriff

John William Burk

Talladega County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 26, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief Deputy Sheriff John Burk was shot and killed by one of two men he attempted to arrest on warrants charging them with assaulting a policeman in Ironaton a few nights earlier.

The men had beaten the Ironaton officer with his own pistol, which they kept. Chief Deputy Burk had located the suspects in Talladega and went alone to arrest them. The suspect who shot him was apprehended in Jefferson County the next day.

Chief Deputy Burk is buried in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Talladega, Alabama.

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February 25, 2012

 

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