Police Officer Joseph William Burson

Police Officer Joseph William Burson

Holly Springs Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Joseph William Burson

Police Officer Joe Burson succumbed to injuries sustained when he was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle at about 11:00 pm.

He had stopped the vehicle on Hickory Road between Little Road and Hickory Hills Drive. At some point during the stop, the driver attempted to flee in the car and dragged Officer Burson alongside it. Officer Burson was able to fatally shoot the subject while being dragged but suffered severe injuries when he fell to the pavement.

Officer Burson had served with the Holly Springs Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 235

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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Rest in Peace Officer Burson. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 30, 2021

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