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Patrolman Alva H. Burnett | Pierre Police Department, South Dakota Pierre Police Department, South Dakota


Alva H. Burnett

Pierre Police Department, South Dakota

End of Watch: Monday, June 12, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 410 gauge

Offender: Deceased

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Patrolman Alva Burnett was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance for the second time in the same night. Prior to the second call, the suspect had doused his wife with gasoline and lit her on fire. Patrolman Burnett was attempting to talk to the suspect, who was standing in the doorway to the home, when the man suddenly raised his 410 gauge shotgun and shot Patrolman Burnett.

The suspect was also killed at the scene.

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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
June 15, 2015


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