A piece of terrible news is making the rounds right now, and it concerns Kevin Burke, a retired Healdsburg police chief who recently passed away. At the age of 55, a daring and magnificent man has passed away. On Tuesday evening, he was discovered dead at his house. The case has been investigated by Healdsburg police officers. Many people have been mourning his passing since the news of his death went out. After his death, his family is in utter shock and disbelief.
Retired Healdsburg police chief, Kevin Burke was found dead at home, reports claim it to be a suicide
Kevin, a retired Healdsburg police chief, was found dead in his Healdsburg home on Tuesday evening after one of his friends reported to the cops that he couldn’t reach him. Overnight Tuesday, word of Kevin’s death spread across Healdsburg and beyond, setting off a wave of grief and shock. Kevin’s death, according to Healdsburg Vice-Mayor Ariel Kelley, is a tragic loss for the entire city.
“I loved him as a friend and admired and respected him immensely as a coworker,” he wrote in a statement. “It’s impossible to comprehend the depths of our anguish.” Officials hailed him as a true wit, a friend and advisor to his colleagues, and a respected officer of the city team in a statement posted to the city of Healdsburg’s Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon. He will be greatly missed. Outside of City Hall, flags were flown at half-staff in honor of Burke.
What was the cause of the brave officer Kevin Burke’s death?
The death was certainly a suicide caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Juan Valencia. Kevin Burke was the city’s police chief from 2011 until his retirement last year. He was born and raised on the island of St. Helena. He was also the police chief of Lakeport in Lake County. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a law degree. In Orange County, he also worked as a prosecutor. He abruptly halted his campaign for Sonoma County Sheriff last month. On Tuesday evening, Kevin Burke was discovered dead at his Healdsburg home. His family, including his wife and relatives, is not mentioned in any depth. We pray that his spirit finds eternal rest.
Devastating news out of Healdsburg today. I photographed retired Healdsburg Police chief Kevin Burke less than two months ago @northbaynews studio, after announcing his candidacy for Sonoma County Sheriff. An earlier photo I made in 2019. @vv1lder has more https://t.co/C8AtZNMYw1 pic.twitter.com/GoMrnvotvY
— Kent Porter (@kentphotos) April 6, 2022