Patrolman Richard J. Burke

Patrolman Richard J. Burke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1919

Richard J. Burke

Officer Richard J. Burke entered a tavern that was opened after the legal closing time and announced that he was closing the establishment. A verbal altercation began and during that time a gunman fired several shots, fatally wounding officer Burke.

Two suspects were arrested, one as a primary suspect and one as an accessory. The primary suspect and shooter was hanged January 20, 1920.

Officer Burke served in the 15th Precinct.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1236

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 16, 2015

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