Officer George Staples Burroughs

Officer George Staples Burroughs

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, May 6, 1921

George Staples Burroughs

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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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