Carbondale police officer suffers deadly heart attack

Officer Jeffery D. Buritsch (Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home)
Officer Jeffery D. Buritsch (Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home)

A Carbondale police officer is being remembered after suffering a fatal heart attack Sunday morning.

According to former Carbondale detective Paul Echols, Officer Jeffery D. Buritsch, 51, of Carterville, served as a crime scene investigator for 15 years.

He also served in the Marine Corps, and was a police officer in Cahokia, Illinois.
Services are being conducted through the Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home.

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