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Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge | Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

Deputy Sheriff

Mark Burbridge

Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, May 1, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 78-10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge was shot and killed at the Pottawattamie County Jail, in Council Bluffs, as he and another deputy returned two inmates to the jail after a court appearance.

As the deputies began to take the inmates into the jail one of the inmates attacked them. The inmate was able to disarm one of the deputies and shot them both. He then stole the transport van and fled from the jail. He shot a citizen nearby when he attempted to carjack the man. He then abducted another citizen and forced her to drive him from the scene in her vehicle.

The subject was located by Omaha, Nebraska, police officers after releasing the woman. He was taken into custody following a high speed pursuit and charged with numerous felonies related to the carjacking and weapons possession. The man had just been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder.

Deputy Burbridge had served with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office for 12 years.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Jefferey D. Danker
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office
1400 Big Lake Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Phone: (712) 328-5737

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Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)
May 20, 2017

 

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