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Patrolman Edward T. Burke | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Edward T. Burke

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, January 3, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # 169

Cause: Fall

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Patrolman Edward Burke was killed when he fell down a staircase as he was escorting a prisoner.

Patrolman Burke was survived by his wife and five children.

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Well, Uncle Ed, it's been 60 years since you were killed. They listed your death as falling down the stairs but we always believed the prisoner pushed you, only God knows the truth. I just wanted to say I still think of you and guess we'll meet soon in Heaven. Give Aunt Marie a kiss for me.

Richard Stuckmeyer
November 6, 2013

 

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