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Detective John J. Burke | Galveston Police Department, Texas Galveston Police Department, Texas

Detective

John J. Burke

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, January 11, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective John Burke was killed during a raid during the prohibition era. He was kicking in a door at a local drinking establishment when a suspect inside opened fire.

Detective Burke had served with the Galveston Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Heroes live forever, Detective Burke, and we will never forget. Thank you for your sacrifice for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
January 11, 2013

 

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