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Patrol Officer Robert A. Burgess | Cheektowaga Police Department, New York Cheektowaga Police Department, New York

Patrol Officer

Robert A. Burgess

Cheektowaga Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, July 1, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1989

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Officer Burgess was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man for disorderly conduct in a drug store.

Officer Robert Burgess was fatally shot at Sattler’s Drugs Store on William Street by a suspect who had gained control of another officers’ revolver in a struggle and fired six shots, one striking Officer Burgess in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and attempted murder and sentenced to 8 to 30 years. He was paroled September 19, 1989.

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To a great friend-Robert Burgess...For someone very special, who's the nicest kind of a friend. You brought laughter, happiness and smiles that will never end. Thanks Robert Burgess.
Class of 1965

March 26, 2016


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