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
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Sheriff Burnett,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Van Zandt County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 26, 2024

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