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Gerard Walter "Roddy" Burke
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1967
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2006
District Of Columbia, USA

Sergeant Gerard W. Burke, Jr., was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Beloved son of Gerard and Bernadette Burke; brother of Patti (Jim) Resmini, Sally (Larry) Butzke; loving boyfriend of Stacy Slette; loving uncle of Jessica, Kristin, Kara and T.J.; and loving owner of pet George. Viewing will be held on Monday, March 27, 2006 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 10th and G Sts N.W., from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., followed by, on Tuesday, March 28, viewing from 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. On Wednesday, March 29, there will be a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Maloney's Funeral Home, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. On Thursday, March 30, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:45 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Crown Acres Rd., Centereach, NY. Interment to follow.

On Thursday, March 23, 2006, Sergeant Gerard W. Burke, 39 years of age and assigned to the Third District was off duty and operating his own vehicle when he spotted a tan Honda Civic that he thought was stolen. Sergeant Burke called police communication using his cellphone, and was giving the dispatcher directions, and his location on 11th Street NW, when he was stricken. Sergeant Burke crashed his vehicle into some parked cars. He was rushed to the Washington Hospital Center where he died. An autopsy revealed the rupture of a major blood vessel. Police Chief Charles Ramsey ruled that Sergeant Burke's death came in the performance of duty.

Sergeant Burke was from Long Island, New York and he was a graduate of Catholic University, receiving a bachelor's degree in psychology. He was engaged to be married and had joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1990.

 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Coram
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Mar 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13778190
Gerard Walter Roddy Burke
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Gerard Walter Roddy Burke
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Gerard Walter Roddy Burke
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