Deputy Sheriff Oscar Burkhart

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Burkhart

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 7, 1968

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Oscar Burkhart

Deputy Burkhart was shot and killed while attempting to transport a prisoner to the county jail. The prisoner's parents opened fire on Deputy Burkhart's patrol car, firing over 50 rounds into it and fatally wounding him. All of the suspects fled the scene after the shooting but were captured a short time later.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Well, granddaddy, you were gone long before I was ever born. I am the youngest son of your little girl Victoria Rose. Its said that I look a lot like you. If I ever had a wish to be made true, it would have been to know who you were. R.I.P Grandaddy Burkhart.


March 20, 2019

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