Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk

Patrolman Milligan Ray Burk

McKinney Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 30, 1970

Milligan Ray Burk

Patrolman Milligan Burk was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance.

While on the scene they arrested one suspect and, as they were walking him to the patrol car, a second suspect opened fire on them with a .22 caliber rifle. Patrolman Burk was shot in the stomach and fatally wounded. His partner, who was also wounded, was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The man was convicted but later released from prison.

Patrolman Burk had served with the McKinney Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Released from prison


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I was the other officer. We were shot with an RG 22 pistol. We didn’t know the suspect and the man who shot us had been in a gunfight. We thought the man who shot us was a victim.

Captain Tommy Ashley, retired

January 31, 2018

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