End of Watch: Wednesday, September 25, 1940
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: September 25, 1940
Incident Location: Taylor Boulevard and Oleanda Avenue
Weapon Used: Not applicable
Case Status: Closed
Officer Burge was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol at Taylor Boulevard and Oleanda Avenue at 3:15 pm.
It is believed that Officer Burge failed to kick up his kick-stand, which then caught in the street and caused the accident.
Officer Burge had been with the agency for 13 years and is survived by his wife and daughter.
Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Officer Down Memorial
National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial
Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
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