Lieutenant Peter Beckett Burd

Lieutenant Peter Beckett Burd

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 1977

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Peter Beckett Burd

Lieutenant Peter Burd was supervising about 125 inmates at the Stateville Correctional Center dining area when he was stabbed in the neck, severing the carotid artery, by a passing inmate. An eight-inch shank was found near the site of the attack.

Lieutenant Burd had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for eight years and was survived by three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Lt. Burd.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

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