TAMPA - Glenn Melvin Burke, 88, passed away on May 22, 2014 at the James Haley Virginia Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
He was born to Glenn and Emma Burke, in Detroit, on Sept. 24, 1925. He graduated from Fordson School and then joined the Marines. He served three years in the Pacific and received a Purple Heart. In 1948, he joined the Michigan State Police. He was stationed in Paw Paw, Cheboygan, Flint, Reed City and Lansing, where he was promoted to Detective Sgt., and worked out of the attorney general's office. He retired in Jan. 1973.