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New Hero Search Earl Burkett - May. 17, 1939 (15508)

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Monahans Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 17, 1939
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 29 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Monahans Police Dept.
TX   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy City Marshal
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Wed. May. 17, 1939
Summary: Deputy Marshal Earl Burkett was shot and killed in the city jail while attempting to search a man who had just been arrested.

The suspect began a struggle with Deputy Marshal Burkett and shot the marshal through the left lung. The man was apprehended and charged with murder.

Deputy Marshal Burkett had been employed with the Monahans Police Department for only six months at the time.

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