Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Offender: Sentenced to death
Correctional Officer Richard Burke was stabbed to death at the Florida State Prison while escorting death row inmates from their cells to the shower. The subject was already serving a death sentence for murdering a couple after robbing them.
The subject who murdered him was sentenced to death and subsequently executed on January 7th, 2014.
Officer Burke had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for only four months. He was survived by his wife and two children.