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Officer George Clifford Burnette, III | East Point Police Department, Georgia East Point Police Department, Georgia

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George Clifford Burnette, III

East Point Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, July 16, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Released from mental hospital

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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.

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Officer Johnny Farrell Puckett, Sr.
DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Saturday, July 16, 1966
Cause: Gunfire

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I remember George, and John as well as Joe Feeney. I remember that game, I was not on base for Georges homer. John Parker, remember our football team? We were pretty good. Ed Leber, of Philadelphia loved to run and catch. I was only a just in case, not quite good enough to play with you and George. George was a good friend, we laughed, and cried together. I was Transferred to Fort Hood Tx in spring of 65, Regards, Paul

SFC Paul Putnam, Hq,Hq Btry Iii corps
Retired, General Dynamics, June 2013
July 17, 2016

 

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