Corrections Employee Burch D. Slote

Corrections Employee Burch D. Slote

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1980

Burch D. Slote

Officer Slote was stabbed to death by three inmates whom he was going to write up. He had caught the inmates stealing sugar the previous day and on the day he was killed he caught them making hamburgers. After throwing away the food he began to write them up when he was attacked, beaten, and stabbed 23 times.
Officer Slote had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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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

July 15, 2015

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