Deputy Sheriff Stanley "Allen" Burdic

Deputy Sheriff Stanley "Allen" Burdic

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 2021

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Stanley "Allen" Burdic

Deputy Sheriff Allen Burdic died as the result of complications of gunshot wounds sustained on August 12th, 1980, while responding to a shooting in Myrtle Creek.

The shooting occurred at a tavern in the early morning hours. As Deputy Burdic checked the area he located the suspect parked in a gravel turn-out near I-5. The subject opened fire on Deputy Burdic, shooting him twice. The man then stole Deputy Burdic's patrol vehicle and ran over his legs as he fled.

One of the shots injured Deputy Burdic's spine, causing him to suffer partial paralysis. He medically retired in 1982 as a result of the incident and continued to receive medical care until passing away as a result of complications of the wounds.

The subject who shot him was sentenced to 40 years in prison for attempted murder, first-degree assault, felon in possession of a firearm, and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Deputy Burdic had served with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for one year at the time of the incident and had previously served with the Canyonville Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 12, 1980
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

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Unless I'm mistaken, you lived just a bit longer than the animal who murdered you, served in jail, though God knows, I hope he is still in, or never made if out of prison. You, Brother, are a hero, not only for the efforts you made in your sadly short time on the job, but in your fight to survive for so long. I admire and respect you enormously.

Deputy Burdic, you suffered beyond words, but didn't give up and thank God you had the time with your family before passing,

May you forever to continue to Rest in Peace, and may God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 5, 2021

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