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Patrolman John C. Burke | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John C. Burke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, December 16, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1287

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman John C. Burke was shot and killed by an armed robber.

Officer Burke observed a man matching the description of an armed offender wanted for several delivery truck robberies. As Officer Burke approached, the assailant fired three shots. Officer Burke sustained multiple gunshot wounds; the fatal shot struck him just above his police star.

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Patrolman Burke,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 16, 2016

 

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