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Correctional Officer Richard James Burke | Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer

Richard James Burke

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, October 12, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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October 5th Is your Birthday ! Happy Birthday Daddy ! It is Also your Granddaughter Cristie & her husband Tyler's Wedding Day! I miss you so much !

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