Police Officer Joseph A. Burke

Police Officer Joseph A. Burke

Troy Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1932

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Joseph A. Burke

Officer Joseph Burke was killed in a motorcycle accident on Spring Street while en route to direct school traffic nearby. It is believed that his motorcycle tipped over as he attempted to come to a stop behind a truck that had just stopped.

He was taken to Troy Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries four hours later.

Officer Burke was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Troy Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, mother, brother, and three sisters.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Officer Burke,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


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July 20, 2022

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