Detective John J. Burke

Detective John J. Burke

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 11, 1914

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John J. Burke

Detective John Burke was killed during a raid during the prohibition era. He was kicking in a door at a local drinking establishment when a suspect inside opened fire.

Detective Burke had served with the Galveston Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Heroes live forever, Detective Burke, and we will never forget. Thank you for your sacrifice for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 11, 2013

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