Patrolman Edward T. Burke

Patrolman Edward T. Burke

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, January 3, 1953

Edward T. Burke

Patrolman Edward Burke died after he fell down a staircase as he was escorting a prisoner.

Patrolman Burke was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII and had served with the St. Louis Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 169
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Well, Uncle Ed, it's been 60 years since you were killed. They listed your death as falling down the stairs but we always believed the prisoner pushed you, only God knows the truth. I just wanted to say I still think of you and guess we'll meet soon in Heaven. Give Aunt Marie a kiss for me.

Richard Stuckmeyer

November 6, 2013

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