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Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 07, 1899
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office
LA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 7 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA   Fri. Apr. 07, 1899
Summary: Sheriff Henry Burkhalter was accidentally shot and killed when a deputy's shotgun discharged. Sheriff Burkhalter was riding with a posse in search of several family members wanted for murder. One of the deputies was dismounting his horse when his shotgun was knocked against the saddle. The impact forced one of the hammers down and caused the shotgun to discharge. The blast struck Sheriff Burkhalter in the chest.

Sheriff Burkhalter had served with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and six children and is buried in Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parrish, Louisiana.p

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