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 Joseph Grant Burnett

Joseph Grant Burnett

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 20 Jul 1917 (aged 49)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 10318 · View Source
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Police officer who shot Edward O'Kelley (who had killed Bob Ford, the man who killed Jesse James) for resisting arrest.

THE OKLAHOMAN (Oklahoma City, OK)
7/21/1917 JOSEPH G. BURNETT IS DEAD
Oldest Member of City's Police Victim of Paralytic Stroke.
Sixteen years as a member of the Oklahoma City police department was rounded out yesterday morning at 3:25 o'clock when Joseph Grant Burnett, known to his fellow officers and friends as "Joe," died at St. Anthony's hospital as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered two weeks ago.
Burnett was the oldest policeman on the force in point of service, having been given a commission as patrolman in 1901. During the Scales administration, he served as night chief. He was 49 years old, and a native of Missouri. Surviving him are his widow and several children. Roe Burnett, patrolman, is a brother.
Funeral services will be held at the home, 617 E. Poplar avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Grant Burnett (21 Aug 1867–20 Jul 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10318, citing Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .