Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Andrew H. Burt

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, August 25, 1883

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Reflections for Chief of Police Andrew H. Burt

Rest in peace Chief of Police Burt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 20, 2021

Andrew Burt was my Grandmother's Father's Father! My Great Great Grandfather! Thelma Burt Fearn. So, proud of my heritage!

Kathleen McKnight
Great Great Grandfather

November 27, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 25, 2020

Andrew is my biological great grandfather. I am so thrilled that I found this story!

Barbara McCauley Lovejoy
Great grand daughter

June 17, 2019

He was my great great great great grandfather. Heard this story a few times growing up. Travel for a paving company now and had to have a vin check done on my travel trailer. The oregon state cop that did it turned out to be my cousin. He was a decendent of Andrew! Believe his name was Marcus Burt.

Tanner Arnold

May 28, 2019

Andrew Hill Burt is my great, great, great grandfather. After getting into law enforcement I discovered some family history in law enforcement that I wasn't aware of. My mother, LuRae Horsley Hemingway, recently gave me a framed portrait of Andrew H Burt that now hangs in my office at work. I couldn't be more proud to be a part of his lineage.

Sergeant Justin Hemingway
Summit County Sheriff's Office

December 29, 2014

Andrew Hill Burt was my Great Grandfather. I have been folowing his story since childhood. My Grandmother, Florence Adella Burt was living above the jail at the time of his murder, as a toddler. When I was about 13 I took a walk with my Grandmother and she showed me the spot where is was shot.
I am in the middle of creating a web page on his life.

Raymon B. Horsley II
Great Grandson

August 30, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 25, 2012

Marshall Andrew Burt is my grandma's great, great grandfather. We have all grown up knowing the story and history of Marshall Burt and how he was the first US marshall killed in the line of duty in Utah. We have all the original newspaper articles as well as the articles written in the utah peace officers assoc. magazine. He truly is a legacy in the state of Utah.

Lloyd / Woolley Family
Family of Andrew Burt

August 26, 2011

He is my great great grandfather. I never heard this story growing up only when I started to research my family did I find this brave man. Proud to be related to him

Mary DeFord

March 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 126th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

How proud you must be that your family is continuing your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 25, 2009

I have heard of this man all my life. My father loved to tell us stories about him and I always felt a great honor to be related to him. He will always be a inspiration in my life. My youngest daughter is married to a Wyoming State Highway Patrolman and I have a great feeling of honor to know that my family is carrying on after this great man. My Nephew, is also an officer in Washington State. Thank you Andrew Hill Burt for your love and care for the people of your time and the effort, even to your death, that you took of them.

Irma Jean Burt Wellard
Great Grandaughter

November 20, 2008

I too am a grandson of this influential man. I have recently been studying my family history and am proud to be one of his decendants. My oldest son (his great-great-great grandson) was born on the 110th anniversary of chief Burt's death. His posterity is growing.

Robert Burt
Great Great Grandfather

July 20, 2008

I have always known that Andrew H. Burt was my great great grandfather from my father and grandpa. I am a Trooper for the Washington State Patrol now going on 16 years. One of my sons name is Andrew Burt and someday I want to meet my hero, Chief Andrew H. Burt. I feel his service has special meaning to me and to God.

Dean Thayne Burt - WSP Trooper
Washington State Patrol - Grt Grt Gndson

November 28, 2007

I just recently discovered that this man was my grandfather thur a linage chart that my grandmother had compiled before her death. I am proud to have him as a forfather and am very happy to know that such an infuential gentleman is in the family tree.

Chad David Harp
great great great grandson

June 26, 2007

Rest in piece. Andrew H Burt is my Great Great Grandfather. I am very proud of him and will make sure his legacy is carried on.

Amber Shaw

January 19, 2007

Chief, please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 27, 2006

Rest in Peace Andrew, this is your 5th cousin from Scotland who, thanks to this website, found your image and your history.
Andrew Hill Burt was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland on the October 20, 1828 to his parents Andrew Burt b.1804 and Isabella Hill b.1804. He married Mary Kirkpatrick b.1838 who was from Ireland.
I will make sure Andrew's memory will carry on along with his ancestors.

John D F Brown
5th Cousin

September 19, 2006

Rest In Peace Chief. You are not Forgotten.

Citizen of Salt Lake City

April 10, 2006

God rest your soul. You are not forgotten.

Deputy B. P. Styles
Buncombe Co. Sheriff's Dept., NC

January 28, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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