Police Officer Michael Burke

Photo of Police Officer Michael Burke
End of Watch: Fri, Dec 13th, 1901
Date of Incident: Mon, Sep 3rd, 1900
Cause of Death: Electrocution (Accidental)
Service Time: 14 years
Age: 40


He was survived by his wife and five children.


Officer Michael Burke succumbed to injuries sustained 14 months earlier when he was electrocuted by a police call box.

The police department's call box system had experienced a system-wide short circuit. When Officer Burke inserted his key into the call box he was electrocuted.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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