Officer Willard S. Burton

Officer Willard S. Burton

Elkhart Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 1888

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Willard S. Burton

Officer Willard Burton was shot and killed while assisting other officers arrest a man who was creating a disturbance.

The subject who shot him was a night police officer for the city. The man was convicted but later pardoned.

Officer Burton had served with the Elkhart Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Pardoned

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