Undersheriff George Burnau

Undersheriff George Burnau

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 1920

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George Burnau

Undersheriff George Burnau suffered a fatal heart attack while involved in a foot pursuit of a mental subject.

He and the sheriff located the man seated in a wagon on the Oskaloosa Williamstown Road, but the man fled on foot as they approached. Undersheriff Burnau ran into a wooded area as he tried to flank the subject. He collapsed in the woods and his body was not until several hours later.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

EDP, foot pursuit

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero for your valor and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and the LEO family. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)

April 29, 2020

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