Officer
Willard S. Burton
Elkhart Police Department
Saturday, October 27, 1888

Age: 36
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 15E, Line 23
Panel L15, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, October 27, 1888
03:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Main Street near Division Street, Elkhart
Incident County:
Elkhart
Incident Township:
Concord
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Info:
Pardoned
Burial Location:
Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart

   Officer Willard Burton was shot and killed while assisting other officers arrest a man who was creating a disturbance.

   The suspect was a merchant policeman who was convicted but later pardoned.

   Officer Burton was survived by his wife.