Officer Richard E. Kunkle

Officer Richard E. Kunkle

Burbank Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, September 22, 1961

Richard E. Kunkle

Officer Richard Kunkle was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator. Another vehicle pulled out of a side street and Officer Kunkle was forced to take evasive action. He was thrown to the ground and received severe injuries.

Officer Kunkle had been in law enforcement for a total of nine years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 22, 2017

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