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Police Officer John Thomas Burlinson | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

John Thomas Burlinson

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, March 8, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer Burlinson was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver at SW 16th Avenue and SW 7th Street at 0355 hours. The drunk driver ran a stop sign and struck the rear of his patrol car, causing it to go out of control. The patrol car struck a palm tree and Officer Burlinson was thrown from the vehicle.

Officer Burlinson U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He had been in law enforcement for four years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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God speed brother.

Lt. Ron Urbanski Retired
Hammond Ind police dept
March 8, 2015

 

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