Special Officer William M. Burke

Special Officer William M. Burke

New York Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, August 29, 1922

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William M. Burke

Special Officer William Burke was struck and killed by a New York Central train while involved in a foot pursuit of a trespassers near the intersection of 67th Street and South Park Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois.

The man had climbed onto the tracks with Officer Burke in pursuit when the train struck and killed both men.

Officer Burke was survived by his wife.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Struck and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

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

August 29, 2020

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