Deputy Sheriff Irving Lawrence Burkett

Deputy Sheriff Irving Lawrence Burkett

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 2003

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Irving Lawrence Burkett

Deputy Irving Burkett succumbed to injuries sustained 21 years earlier when he was shot during an escape attempt from the Rocky Butte Jail.

On July 25, 1982, an inmate was able to gain possession of a .22 caliber pistol and shot Deputy Burkett in the head, leaving him permanently disabled. He died from complications of the wound on August 21, 2003.

Deputy Burkett had served with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 25, 1982
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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