Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk

Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk

McKinney Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 30, 1970

Milligan Ray Burk

Patrolman 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 shoot the suspect. The man was convicted but later released from prison.
Patrolman Burk had been with the agency 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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I look at your photo each time I pass it at the PD. I study your face and I think your last day may have started like today. This ritual keeps me alert, and brings me home to my family.

To your family, If you need anything, please look me up.

Officer Aaron Self
McKiney Police Department

June 19, 2016

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