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Patrolman Edward L. Burns | New York Municipal Police Department, New York New York Municipal Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Edward L. Burns

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 2, 1873

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Edward Burns was killed when he was struck in the head by a suspect he was walking to the station house.

He and other officers had responded to a complaint about a large group of men on Broome Street, when they were assaulted by the group.

Twenty-nine men were taken into custody in regards.

Patrolman Burns had only served with the New York Municipal Police Department for seven months. He had previously served with the Philadelphia Police Department.

Patrolman Burns was assigned to the 8th Precinct, which is the modern day 1st Precinct.

He was survived by his wife.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Burns and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 1, 2015

 

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