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Park Ranger Gregory Scott Burdine | United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger

Gregory Scott Burdine

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, November 26, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Location: Virginia

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 15 months

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Park Ranger Gregory Burdine was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle for speeding near Bellfield Plantation in Colonial National Historic Park, Virginia.

Ranger Burdine was running radar when he clocked the vehicle at 72 mph in a 45 mph zone. He pursued the suspect for three minutes before losing sight of him, which he reported to his dispatcher. Two minutes later he failed to negotiate a curve and his patrol car struck two trees at an estimated 100 mph. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A suspect was located and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, driving on a revoked license, and evading a police officer. The man was sentenced to 15 months, loss of his license, and fined $500.

Ranger Burdine was survived by his wife.

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We have not forgotten you Gregory Scott Burdine. You will always be a part of us here at Colonial National Historical Park Protection Division.

Rangers and Dispatchers
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January 8, 2016

 

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