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Patrolman John C. Burke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 1915

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Reflections for Patrolman John C. Burke

Officer Burke's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-06-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

June 6, 2018

Patrolman Burke,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2016

It has been 98 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice but that does not diminish its accomplishment. Thank you for your service. the Chicago Police Department will never forget.

Detective Thomas Downes

June 18, 2013

While growing up we all heard about great uncle John'sbdedication to the department. We are proud of his service. I am humbled every day by the sacrifices that other make to keep us safe. Thank you


May 4, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Burke. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You must be proud that your family has for generations continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

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

December 16, 2011

Patrolman Burke was my Great Uncle. We never met, he died 37 years before I was born. I am from a family of Police Officers which has been serving the Chicago Police Dept in an unbroken line since 1907. I often think of Uncle John and his sacrifice, as well as the sacrifices made by all fallen Officers.

Uncle John, you can rest knowing that you are never far from my thoughts. I would have been honored to meet you.


Marty Gainer

Sgt. Martin Gainer
Chicago Police Dept.

February 22, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


December 16, 2004

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