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Troubled Ex-Cop Killed In Ga. Evidence Room

June 11, 2013  | 

Photo via Sardis PD.
Photo via Sardis PD.
A former Sardis (Ga.) Police officer once nicknamed "Robocop" was fatally shot by a current officer early Monday after he was found in the station's evidence room wielding an ax.

Dwayne Burke, 34, was shot during a physical struggle, reports the Augusta True Citizen.

Burke had resigned from the department in 2009, after he was investigated for texting nude photos of himself while in the Sardis PD locker room. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing.

In July 2010, he was arrested at a traffic stop in Georgia’s McIntosh County, when he impersonated a military police officer and active-duty Screven County Sheriff's deputy. In July 2012, he was arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Sylvania.

Comments (7)

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Duke Holtzman @ 6/11/2013 3:59 PM

Its a shame it had to come to suicide by cop on a former cop. Who knows if PTSD from the job had anything to do with this? Its a shame the officer who killed him has to be put trough the trauma and may sufer in the future from it even though there is NO BLAME to him for what he HAD TO DO! May God bless both of them and their familys!!

Jim A @ 6/11/2013 6:35 PM

I agree to ask God to bless the current officer that shot Dwayne Burke. Bless that officers family and bless the family of Dwayne Burke. As for Burke himself, not so much. Sorry.

Trigger @ 6/12/2013 4:33 AM

What a shame. How did this nut case make it into the evidence room??

Jimbo @ 6/13/2013 6:24 AM

How in the WORLD did he get in to the evidence room? I feel bad for the officer who was forced to pull the trigger.

OfficerJason @ 6/16/2013 11:00 AM

Obviously there are a few issues with this dept. Not only how did he get into the evidence room while being a civilian but why in the world after all his history did he not receieve any mental help?

Ima Leprechaun @ 6/30/2013 6:55 PM

My guess the axe had a part in his entry to the evidence room. Cops are human too just as prone to mental illness as anyone else.

Honey @ 8/14/2013 10:53 AM

Well, first of all, you all don't kow the history behind RoBo Cop. there was a certain investigator after him for 7 years of Bullcrap. There is something fishy about the whole incident. How would he have broken into the Plice Dept. when there is not evidence of forced entry. The cop that killed D'Wayne Burke, has some BAD history himself. He had recently lost his job in City of Waynesboro ploice Dept. for keeping drugs off a teenager he pulled over. Another child got pulled over the same way and got charged, the mother complained, and an investigation on the office that Killed Burke and found out he himself had kept drugs and done away with the charges so therefore, he did not have to turn in the drugs. Seems like he has a problem himself. Was told he recently put his gun to a Black Mans head the week before and threatened to shoot him in the head if he moved. We need to find out all the facts. There is something fishy going on with this cop that killed RoBo Cop. Also, there was human blood on the loading dock at the post offcer two blocks down from the crime scene the same morning of the shooting of RoBo Cop. We need to find out what connections was there between RoBo Cop and the man that killed him.

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