Patrolman Anthony B. "Bud" Burton

Patrolman Anthony B. "Bud" Burton

North Vernon Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 24, 1993

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Anthony B. "Bud" Burton

Officer Anthony Burton and Reserve Officer Lonnie Howard were killed when their patrol car was rammed by a man who was free on bond following an earlier standoff with police.

The suspect was apprehended but committed suicide while awaiting trial.

Officer Burton had served with the North Vernon Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, mother, sister and four brothers.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Burton was a D.A.R.E Officer back when thjs tragedy took place! I remember him coming to our school to teach us the dangers of drugs! He was so soft spoken, very passionate for the children of North Vernon. I miss Officers like this, he was honest, stood up for what was right, listened to what we had to say, and responded with the best and most honest response a caring person with a huge heart; could! It's too bad that the our Justice System, in Jennings County isn't full staffed; with officers like this one right here! R.I.P Anthony Burton! Even now, you're very much missed for your service in our sad and unfortunate little community! I just know things wouldn't be the way they are right now, if you were still here in the line of duty!!

Jenny Jones
An Old Student Of NVE, D.A.R.E Program

April 20, 2020

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