Patrolman John C. Burke

Patrolman John C. Burke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 1915

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John C. Burke

Patrolman John C. Burke was shot and killed by an armed robber.

Officer Burke observed a man matching the description of an armed offender wanted for several delivery truck robberies. As Officer Burke approached, the assailant fired three shots. Officer Burke sustained multiple gunshot wounds; the fatal shot struck him just above his police star.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1287

Incident Details

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

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Officer Burke's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-06-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

June 6, 2018

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