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Police Officer Thomas A. Burner | University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer

Thomas A. Burner

University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Friday, December 6, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Police Officer Thomas Burner was killed in an automobile accident on US Highway 95, near Coaldale Junction, while returning to Reno from a police teletype seminar in Tonopah. The vehicle went out of control on a curve and rolled over three times.

The police chief, who was a passenger in the car, was seriously injured in the crash.

Officer Burner had served with the University of Nevada Reno Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, three children, and seven brothers.

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I feel sad that I never got to meet you, but i feel blessed that I have your blood flowing through my veins. Rest in Peace grandpa

Shelby Burner
Granddaughter
March 4, 2012

 

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