Deputy Sheriff Con Burns

Deputy Sheriff Con Burns

Lynn County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1944

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Con Burns

Deputy Con Burns was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man he observed to be under the influence of alcohol. When he approached the suspect the man pulled out a revolver and shot him. Deputy Burns did not have a chance to draw his own weapon.

The shooter was convicted and sentenced to 25 years confinement.

Deputy Burns had served with the Lynn County Sheriff's Department for six years and two years with the Knox County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Con Burns. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Lynn County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the bones of those responsible for your murder. May they rot in hell!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 8, 2016

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