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Patrolman Thomas L. Burns | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Thomas L. Burns

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 6, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 12363

Cause: Fall

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Patrolman Thomas Burns died after falling down a flight of stairs in an office building across the street from police headquarters at Grand and Centre Streets.

Officer Burns and his sergeant were walking past the building when Patrolman Burns noticed that a door to the building was open. He went inside to investigate as his sergeant waited outside. Several minutes later the sergeant heard Patrolman Burns fall and went to his aid. The sergeant called for an ambulance but Patrolman Burns had died before it arrived.

Patrolman Burns was assigned to the 5th Precinct and had been with the New York City Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace my brother for you have not died in vain. Your own had stepped up to the plate, and bestowed your deserved honor.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores
August 6, 2016


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