Police Officer Burke Jevon Rhoads

Police Officer Burke Jevon Rhoads

Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Burke Jevon Rhoads

Police Officer Burke Rhoads was killed in a vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Rogers Road, in Garrard County, at approximately 7:00 am.

He was en route to Eastern Kentucky University to take a training course when another vehicle turned in front of his patrol car. The collision spun the patrol car around into oncoming traffic, where it was struck a second time from the rear.

Officer Rhoads was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Rhoads was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Nicholasville Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 574
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I miss you brother, I am honored to have you as a friend, to have worked with you, to had you as a recruit for a few days, and as a neighbor. I will never forget you. I am honored that I was able to been there with you, holding your hand, praying for you, and rushing you to the hospital. That was the worst day of my life and I have had my share of the worst days anyone could have.

We shared many shifts together, lost of slow nights talking about everything. You were there for me. I remember when we collared that pedofile rapist on Cypress that was one of Kentucky's most wanted at the time. No one knew we were there, no one even knew who he was. I remember when you were a recruit and were with me coming back from Central Hospital with that prisoner and we had to stop in the middle of rush hour traffic on Nicholasville Road, pulled him out of the car and place leg restraints on him. I remember our long talks about religion, politics, current events, and one of your favorite topics: The JFK assassination.

Brother I have to tell ya, this this time of the year, the anniversary of your accident is very difficult for me. I still weep thinking about you and that day. I know I will see you again someday. I shared these memories, our memories on this page so others may know just a tiny bit more about you.

Melissa, Jacquelyn, Bryan and Kevin Rhoads I am sorry for your loss. Your Husband and father was very dear to me.

Former NPD Patrolman
Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

March 10, 2019

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