Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Offender: Released from mental hospital
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer Johnny Farrell Puckett, Sr.