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Officer John Thomas Burnette III


On October 5, 1993, Officers John Burnette and Andy Nobles were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle in Boulevard Homes. After the officers confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen and that the driver was a wanted person, the driver ran into a nearby wooded area. The officers caught up with the suspect, and a struggle ensued. During the fight, the suspect was able to grab one of the officers' service weapon and shot both of them The suspect was later apprehended after an intense manhunt. Officer Burnette was 25 years old.