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Former Sardis police officer killed Monday connected to attempted home burglaries

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 7:36 PM
Last updated 9:08 PM
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A former Sardis, Ga., policeman fatally shot early Monday after apparently breaking into a police station evidence room was identified Wednesday in connection with two attempted home burglaries.

Dwayne Burke, 34, attempted to burglarize a home on Saturday in the 500 block of Jones Avenue in Waynesboro, said Investigator Teddy Jackson, of the Waynesboro Police Department.

A woman who was home at the time of the attempted burglary saw Burke’s photo online Tuesday night.

A resident of the same neighborhood also identified Burke as the assailant in another attempted burglary Saturday, Jackson said.

Burke was killed when an unidentified Sardis police officer noticed the evidence room had been broken into. He summoned a Burke County sheriff’s deputy and during the investigation found Burke armed with an ax.

A struggle followed and the Sardis officer shot Burke, who had a history of legal trouble.

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csrareader
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csrareader 06/12/13 - 07:40 pm
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Why is the officer who shot

Why is the officer who shot the burglar still unidentified? Is that not public information?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 06/12/13 - 07:47 pm
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Sorry for the death of Mr. Burke.

Doesn't matter about the name of the officer who shot him. I am sure that the officer is running the situation over and over and over to see if he could have done anything else. Sounds like Mr. Burke had troubles before this incident and was most probably related to drugs. Sad! :(

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Truth Matters 06/13/13 - 07:22 am
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Um,

No name calling such as thug, low life pond scum. Good. Let's apply the same restraint across the board. I am sure this man was someone's son, brother, though misguided. Hate the sin, prayer for the sinner, my Mom always said.

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 06/13/13 - 08:14 am
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Cleaning up the books

Sounds like Burke County is going to clean up the books with this one. Now everyone has a story about this guy robbing them. I just hope that he doesn't receive 'credit' for crimes he didn't commit. The situation is bad enough as it is.

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unapologetik 06/13/13 - 11:51 am
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Truth Matters, I'm as

Truth Matters,

I'm as shocked as you that no one called him a thug, low-life, monster, scumbag, etc...Nor did they mention the fault of the democrats or liberal media....I wonder why? It doesn't matter. It's like you say: hate the sin and prayer for the sinner.

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jaturner 06/13/13 - 11:56 am
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Good. I am glad he is dead.
Unpublished

Good. I am glad he is dead. Anyone that attempts or breaks into a house, should be shot and killed.

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Darby 06/13/13 - 07:46 pm
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"I am sure this man was someone's son....."

Really, you think so....????

Darby
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Darby 06/13/13 - 09:33 pm
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"Why is the officer who shot the burglar still

unidentified? Is that not public information?"

.
No rush. I'm sure his name will be released soon. In the meantime, suspect he may have been given a desk job or put on leave with pay until this thing gets sorted out and an investigation (probably by the GBI) is complete.

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