Police Officer Thomas Grady Burchfield

Police Officer Thomas Grady Burchfield

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 6, 1990

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Thomas Grady Burchfield

Police Officer Thomas Burchfield and Police Officer Michael Okelberry were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a pickup truck traveling in the wrong direction in the 800 block of Woodall Rogers Freeway.

Officer Burchfield had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, two brothers, and sister.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 6001

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

wrong-way driver

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 6, 2021

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