Retired Putnam Co Sheriff David Andrews looks back on the 1998 Tommy Burks case.
October 19, 1998 – you may not remember the day, but if you lived in the Upper Cumberland 25 years ago, you no doubt remember the events. State Senator Tommy Burks shot and killed just outside of Monterey at his family farm. The man who did it – Byron “Low Tax” Looper – who was running against Burks in the November election. Retired Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews was an investigator for the Sheriff’s Department on that day in 1998.
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