Police Officer Edward Burns

Police Officer Edward Burns

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1904

Edward Burns

Police Officer Burns was killed when his new horse was scared by a trolley and began to bolt. As it did so, it toppled over and Officer Burns was thrown under the wheels of the oncoming trolley.

Officer Burns had served with the Yonkers Police Department for 4 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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Officer Burns,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Yonkers. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 5, 2016

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