Sheriff Ira Burnett

Sheriff Ira Burnett

Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 26, 1934

Ira Burnett

Sheriff Burnett was killed in an automobile accident while returning from Canton after serving several warrants. His department vehicle collided with a gas truck, causing severe injuries to Sheriff Burnett.

Sheriff Burnett was survived by his wife, four sons, and a daughter. His wife was appointed to serve out his term as sheriff.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in Peace Sheriff Ira Burnett. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Van Zandt County, Texas. You would probably not recognize Canton, Texas today.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 26, 2016

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