Police Officer John James Burns

Police Officer John James Burns

Rahway Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, January 8, 1971

John James Burns

Police Officer John Burns was struck and killed by a train.

He was attempting to arrest a suspect for narcotics possession and was pursuing the suspect on foot when he was struck and killed by a Penn Central Railroad train on the tracks near the Poplar Street overpass.

Officer Burns had served with the Rahway Police Department for only six months. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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i worked with jim and also knew him as a friend,i remember that nightnin january 1971.
i will always remember jim .

det.jim oleary
rahway pd

April 26, 2012

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