William K Burge

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 25, 1940

Biographical Info

Age: 37

Tour of Duty: 13 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Traffic

Badge Number: 

Incident Details

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

William K Burge


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.

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