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Officer Robert L. Burden

Okmulgee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1921

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Reflections for Officer Robert L. Burden

Officer Burden,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Okmulgee. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2021

Robert Burden was my great grandfather (who I only heard about through my mom) and it makes me proud to know he served as a police officer in the beginning time of the state of Oklahoma. RIP Sir and Thank You for your service.

Carole Brasfield
Great Granddaughter

November 5, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 16, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. .Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 24, 2012

It is an honor to think you are my great grandfather and was so brave to serve as a peace officer. I did not know you but you will not be forgotten.

Carole Brasfield RN
great granddaughter

April 22, 2012

I discovered my relationship to Officer Robert L. Burden based on an obituary of his son, William Burden, my mother's (Mary Lee) father and my Grandfather. I am proud that my heritage includes his bravery and service. We have a law enforcement officer in our family now. My daughter's (Anne) husband, Texas Game Warden Mike Dushay serves within the Texas DPS in Pecos County Texas and is often called on to support both his Texas Highway Trooper comrades and the US Border Patrol agents and officers. It is good that this honorable tradition to service continues.

Michael Ward
Great grandson to Officer Burden

April 22, 2012

No officer should be without a reflection. You are definitely a hero and thank you for the sacrifice you made for others on that day. You will not be forgotten. Rest easy brother.

September 4, 2004

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