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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle

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Thank you for service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

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