Deputy dies from shooting injuries sustained on duty in 1980

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy has died more than 40 years after he was shot while working. Sheriff John Hanlin says retired Deputy Stanley “Allen” Burdic’s death was directly related to those injuries. The World reports Hanlin announced over the weekend that Burdic died March 11. On Aug. 12, 1980, Burdic responded to a reported shooting at the Nutshell Tavern in Myrtle Creek. Hours later, Burdic located the suspect, Jack Flack, at a gravel turnout where Flack shot Buric twice before stealing Burdic’s patrol car, running over his legs while fleeing. His family said he suffered extreme pain for much of his life. Flack was later sentenced to 40 years in prison.