|Funeral Procession Held For Fallen Officer|
|Written by Columbia Heights News|
|Friday, 31 March 2006|
The viewing and memorial service for Third District Sergeant Gerard W. Burke Jr. was held on Tuesday, March 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. A full honor guard ceremony followed the service. The funeral procession went through Columbia Heights and consisted of an entourage of white-gloved officers, a motorcade of patrol cars and motorcycles, and a helicopter flyby. Police officials also paid tribute to Sgt. Burke by playing an audiotape of his last call to the dispatcher through loudspeakers outside the church.
You can read more about the Sgt. Burke and his funeral procession in the Washington Post article, Sergeant Leaves Legacy of Valiant Service.
Photos contributed by Lisa Simon.
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