Special Officer Roy E. Burton

Special Officer Roy E. Burton

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, July 27, 1922

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Roy E. Burton

Special Officer Roy Burton was shot and killed from ambush as he patrolled the switching yards in San Bernardino, California, approximately 150 yards west of the Mt. Vernon Avenue viaduct.

Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

Officer Burton was survived by his wife. He had served with the agency for only 6 months.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 27, 2020

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