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Sheriff Ira Burnett | Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, Texas Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

Ira Burnett

Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 26, 1934

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Age: 48

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Automobile crash

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Sheriff Burnett was killed in an automobile accident while returning from Canton after serving several warrants. His department vehicle collided with a gas truck, causing severe injuries to Sheriff Burnett.

Sheriff Burnett was survived by his wife, four sons, and a daughter. His wife was appointed to serve out his term as sheriff.

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Rest in Peace Sheriff Ira Burnett. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Van Zandt County, Texas. You would probably not recognize Canton, Texas today.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 26, 2016

 

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