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William K. Burge

End of Tour: Wednesday, September 25, 1940William K. Burge
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Traffic
Age: 37
Incident Date: Wednesday, September 25, 1940
Incident Location: Taylor Blvd @ Oleanda Avenue
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Suspect Name: Not applicable
Weapon Involved: Not applicable
Case Status: Closed


Officer Burge was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol at Taylor Boulevard and Oleanda Avenue at 1515 hours.

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 was survived by his wife and daughter.

Louisville Division of Police