Officer George Clifford Burnette, III

Officer George Clifford Burnette, III

East Point Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 16, 1966

George Clifford Burnette, III

Officer George Burnette was shot and killed by the suspect who had murdered Officer Johnny Puckett Sr., of the DeKalb County Police Department, the previous day. Officer Burnette was struck in the chest.

The subject was committed to a state mental hospital but was discharged after only 10 years.

Officer Burnette was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the East Point Police Department for one year.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Released from mental hospital

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