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Constable W. Riley Burnett | Dallas County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas Dallas County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas


W. Riley Burnett

Dallas County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 2, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

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Constable Burnett was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant on a suspect. The suspect asked Constable Burnett if he could go into his brother-in-law's home to get a hat. The man came out of the house firing a Winchester rifle, striking Constable Burnett in the lung and face. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 25 years.
Constable Burnett was survived by his wife and children.

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Rest in Peace Constable W. Riley Burnett. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Pct. 8, Dallas County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 3, 2016


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