Sheriff Ira Burnett

Sheriff Ira Burnett

Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 26, 1934

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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
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace Sheriff Burnett. You passed exactly 46 years before my father who was a New York City officer for 38 years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 30, 2019

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