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Patrol Officer James W. Burns | Bristol Police Department, Connecticut Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

Patrol Officer

James W. Burns

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Thursday, May 29, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Burns was shot and killed by his brother-in-law at a home on Union Street when he responded to a domestic disturbance. His partner was also shot and wounded. After a shootout with other officers on the scene the suspect was arrested.

Officer Burns was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother and eight siblings.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 29, 2015

 

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