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Officer George Staples Burroughs | Greenville Police Department, South Carolina Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

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George Staples Burroughs

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, May 6, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Burroughs was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Westfield Street. While at the scene he became engaged in a struggle with the suspect who beat him with a board and flower pot before shooting him in the abdomen.
Officer Burroughs had been with the agency for 12 years.

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