Sergeant Derek Cameron BurkholderRoyal Canadian Mounted PoliceFederalEnd of Watch: Friday, June 14, 1996
Biographical InfoAge: 49Tour of Duty: 29 yearsBadge Number: 25032
Incident DetailsCause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Friday, June 14, 1996Incident Location: Nova ScotiaWeapon Used: Rifle; .22 caliberSuspect Info: Shot and killed at the scene
Sergeant Derek Burkholder was shot while answering a call to a domestic dispute in Nova Scotia.
The suspect was subsequently shot dead by other RCMP officers at the scene.
It was the first time RCMP officers had used their newly issued semi-automatic pistols in an on duty shooting. No other officers were injured because of this.
Sergeant Burkholder was very well liked and respected in the community.
Sergeant Burkholder is survived by his wife and two daughters.