Officer Clinton Burtner

Officer Clinton Burtner

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 4, 1938

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Clinton Burtner

Officer Clinton Burtner succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident one week earlier.

A car failed to yield at a red light and collided with Officer Burtner's motorcycle at the intersection of Main Street and 8th Street. The driver of the car plead guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced to probation.

Officer Burtner had served with the Riverside Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and one grandchild.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 27, 1938

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Officer Burtner,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Riverside. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 4, 2018

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