Chief of Police William Burkett

Chief of Police William Burkett

Plymouth Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, July 1, 2005

William Burkett

Chief William Burkett suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a fight involving three intoxicated subjects. He had responded from his home to an accident scene where he found the three arguing. He called for backup and then attempted to separate the three but was assaulted.

Responding officers arrived at the scene and assisted Chief Burkett take the subject into custody. After the arrest Chief Burkett returned home, where he passed away a short time later.

Chief Burkett had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 30, 2005

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police William Burkett of the Plymouth Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 2, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.