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Lieutenant Peter Beckett Burd | Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Lieutenant

Peter Beckett Burd

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, January 10, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Not available

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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.

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

Officer 11169
June 3, 2012

 

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