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Chief of Police William Burkett

Plymouth Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, July 1, 2005

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Burkett

Rest in peace Chief of Police Burkett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 30, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police William Burkett of the Plymouth Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 1, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 2, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 1, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police William Burkett of the Plymouth Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

July 1, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police William Burkett of the Plymouth Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 2, 2018

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
Texas

July 4, 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 8th anniversary year 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

December 20, 2012

I am shocked and sad to have just found out about Chief Burkett. I first met the Chief in 1992, a friend of mine took me from to meet the Chief. During our meeting he agreed to sponsor me to attend an open enrollment police academy at Cuyahog Community College. I went on my first ride along with the Plymouth Police Department. That was it, I was bitten by the police bug and knew that was the career I wanted. I met the Chief may two other times after graduation and hoped to get hired at Plymouth PD.

I owe my career to Chief William Burkett. If he had not sponsored me to attend the academy I would not be where I am at today and may have never been a police officer.

I wish I could have attended his funeral. To his wife and children, department members and the community of Plymouth, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace Chief Burkett.

Patrolman David Bunch
Seven Hills Police Department

March 11, 2010

To Chief William Burkett, his family and his fellow officers with the Plymouth Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Chief Burkett’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Chief Burkett and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 1, 2009

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

March 14, 2009

Chief Burkett,
It has taken over three years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Plymouth. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

March 13, 2009

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