Deputy Sheriff Con Burns

Deputy Sheriff Con Burns

Lynn County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1944

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Con Burns

Deputy Con Burns was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man he observed to be under the influence of alcohol. When he approached the suspect the man pulled out a revolver and shot him. Deputy Burns did not have a chance to draw his own weapon.

On February 22, 1945, the shooter, 40, was convicted of murder with malice and sentenced to 25 years confinement. He was paroled on November 10, 1947.

Deputy Burns had served with the Lynn County Sheriff's Department for six years and two years with the Knox County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1947

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Deputy Sheriff Burns,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lynn. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 8, 2019

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