Sergeant Daniel Ray Burks

Sergeant Daniel Ray Burks

Natchez Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, April 6, 1978

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Daniel Ray Burks

Sergeant Daniel Burks was shot and killed as he attempting to negotiate with an armed man who wanted to shoot another man that had slapped his wife. Despite being mortally wounded, Sergeant Burks was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Burks had served with the Natchez Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace my brother, you are remembered forever for your courageous service. May the Lord bless your family always.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

April 12, 2017

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