Chief of Police Burt O. Burbank

Chief of Police Burt O. Burbank

DeWitt Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, September 2, 1954

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Burt O. Burbank

Chief Burbank was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance call at a rooming house. He was shot in the head as he knocked on the door.

The 44-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death but the Arkansas Supreme Court remanded the case for a new trial. He was again convicted of first degree murder but sentenced to life.

Chief Burbank was survived by his wife and child.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

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