Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk

Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk

McKinney Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 30, 1970

Milligan Ray Burk

Patrolman Milligan Burk was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance.

While on the scene they arrested one suspect and, as they were walking him to the patrol car, a second suspect opened fire on them with a .22 caliber rifle. Patrolman Burk was shot in the stomach and fatally wounded. His partner, who was also wounded, was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The man was convicted but later released from prison.

Patrolman Burk had served with the McKinney Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Released from prison


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Officer Burk was my Uncle. We all called him Uncle Son. He was a good man. I was but a boy of 10 when he ended his watch but I do have fond memories. I have driven on and taken pictures of the street the city of McKinney has named in your honor. It makes me very proud to know there is a Taylor Burk Drive.

Rest in Peace Uncle Son.

Robert Phillips

July 19, 2018

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