Officer Burke Rhoads

Photo of Officer Burke Rhoads
End of Watch: Wed, Mar 11th, 2015
Date of Incident: Wed, Mar 11th, 2015
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 8 years
Age: 35


His wife, Melissa, and 3 children: Jacquelyn - 13, Bryan - 12, and Kevin - 10


Officer Rhoads was involved in a motor vehicle crash while en route from home to training in Richmond, KY. The accident occurred at approximately 7:00 A.M. on US-27 near KY-1845 and the Jessamine-Garrard County line.

Reportedly, another driver pulled out onto US 27 from Rodgers Road and clipped Officer Rhoads' vehicle. The police unit then spun into oncoming traffic and was struck by a third vehicle.


Nicholasville Police Department
Nicholasville Police Department Patch
510 North Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 885-9467
Chief Barry Waldrop


There are 14 tributes for Officer Burke Rhoads.

Officer Burke Rhoads
Left by Joel Price on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

You were a great officer and better friend prayers for you and your family both blood and blue you will be truly missed by all.