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This page was last updated: August 30, 2012
This page was last updated: August 30, 2012
Sheriff Burl E. Justice
Scioto County Sheriff's Office
Ohio
End of Watch: Monday, May 12, 1958

Biographical Info
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Date of Incident: Thursday, February 13, 1958
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Not available

Sheriff Justice died from injuries received three months earlier when he was accidentally shot and killed by a child while giving a tour of the jail. Sheriff Justice was participating in a program where children replaced government officials for a day. He had unloaded his weapon and showed it to the children. He then reloaded it and set it down to get the jail keys when one of the children picked it up to admire it and accidentally fired it, striking Sheriff Justice in the abdomen.

He had been with the ageny for 22 years and was survived by his wife and child.