Lieutenant Peter Beckett Burd

Lieutenant Peter Beckett Burd

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 1977

Peter Beckett Burd

Lieutenant Peter Burd was supervising about 125 inmates at the Stateville Correctional Center dining area when he was stabbed in the neck, severing the carotid artery, by a passing inmate. An eight-inch shank was found near the site of the attack.

Lieutenant Burd had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for eight years and was survived by three children.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Burd. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

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