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Patrolman Evan Donald Burns | Caruthersville Police Department, Missouri Caruthersville Police Department, Missouri


Evan Donald Burns

Caruthersville Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 46

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with murder

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Patrolman Evan Burns was struck and killed by a stolen vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips during a pursuit shortly after 12:30 am.

Deputies from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office had started pursuing a stolen SUV on I-55 that was being driven by a man wanted for an assault. The vehicle exited at Highway 84 and started driving towards Caruthersville.

Patrolman Burns and another officer began to setup spike strips on the roadway. When the stolen vehicle approached, the driver struck the first police car, injuring the officer, and then rammed the SUV broadside into Patrolman Burns' vehicle, killing him.

The driver was arrested and faces murder and assault charges.

Patrolman Burns had served with the Caruthersville Police Department for two years. He is survived by his 1-year-old son.

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Evan, thank you for your service. It means a lot to everyone and we can not thank you enough! We hope you're doing well and praying that life continues to reflect from the heroic act of selflessness that you have that night! We never met personally but my dad Chris Rudd and you were the greatest friends! It hurt him so much when he found out you passed! You'll never know how much you really meant to my dad! Every time he leaves to go out for his shift he looks at your picture smiles then he prays! Thank you for everything you've done!

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February 8, 2017


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