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Police Officer John James Burns | Rahway Police Department, New Jersey Rahway Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

John James Burns

Rahway Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, January 8, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 1/8/1971

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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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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