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- Jun. 13, 1950 -
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Kingsport Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 13, 1950
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 48 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Kingsport Police Dept.
TN   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 21 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Tue. Jun. 13, 1950
Summary: Patrolman Burgess was shot and killed when he and a police captain responded to reports of a man threatening to kill his wife. When they arrived at the man's house they began to take cover but the man came out with a shotgun and opened fire. Patrolman Burgess was shot as he attempted to draw his pistol. The suspect was then shot and killed by a city workhouse guard who was supervising a work crew.

Patrolman Burgess had served with the Kingsport Police Department for 5 years and had previously served as a part-time deputy for Hawkins County for 16 years

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