Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Robert Eugene Burke

Winnetka Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1957

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Robert Eugene Burke

Officer Burke's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-14-18 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

February 14, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 23, 2015

R.I.P. Robert
Your sacrifice is not in vain and not forgotten.


May 23, 2014

A horrible sick individual so needlessly took your life 57 years ago today. If this person wanted to commit suicide, why didn't he just do it and spare you and all who knew and loved you most? Why did the City of Winnetka have to lose a fine Police Officer? So many questions that will never be answered, and that's almost as tragic as your death.

May you Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless you and all your descendants.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 23, 2014

Rest in Peace, Patrol Officer Burke. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

I still remember what an influence Officer Burke had on me in high school (he was the adult sponsor for the hot rod club). Because he cared about the kids, we all were devastated by the news of his death. That caring and dedication influenced my decision to become a police officer also. Thank you, Officer Burke for your service. RIP

(Former) Patrolman Larry Diamond
Elk Grove Village PD

September 19, 2012

Officer Burke was the sponsor of the Hot Rod Club at NTHS and respected by all the kids in school. We were devastated by the loss. He was an influence in my decision to become a police officer myself (serving for twelve years). You are still, after all these years, remembered Officer Burke. Thank you for your service.

Former patrolman Larry Diamond
Elk Grove Village PD

September 19, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 23, 2012

I never met you but you worked with my dad in Winnetka back in the 1950's. I honor your memory today and always for the sacrifice you made in the line of duty. I have been a cop for 31 years and I still remember as a kid seeing your photo on the wall in the police station. You are truly a hero in my eyes. Rest in peace.

Sergeant Michael Geier
Albuquerque, NM, Police Department

April 28, 2005

We will not let you be in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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