Patrolman William R. Burns

Patrolman William R. Burns

Radcliff Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, July 5, 1985

William R. Burns

Patrolman Burns was overcome by gas fumes while attempting to rescue a sewer department employee who was trapped in an underground lift station. Patrolman Burns and another worker were both overcome while attempting to rescue the man.

Patrolman Burns had served with the Radcliff Police Department for 10 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 913

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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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

July 13, 2015

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