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Sergeant Daniel Ray Burks | Natchez Police Department, Mississippi Natchez Police Department, Mississippi

Sergeant

Daniel Ray Burks

Natchez Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Thursday, April 6, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Daniel Burks was shot and killed as he attempting to negotiate with an armed man who wanted to shoot another man that had slapped his wife. Despite being mortally wounded, Sergeant Burks was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Burks had served with the Natchez Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Burks sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Natchez and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
April 6, 2016

 

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