Parole Officer David W. Burns

Parole Officer David W. Burns

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 1923

David W. Burns

Parole Officer David Burns succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while transporting a prisoner from Texarkana, Texas, to the Kansas State Penitentiary.

The prisoner had been able to conceal a .32 caliber handgun and shot Officer Burns four times as they passed through Alicia, Arkansas. Officer Burns was transported to a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he died the following day.

Parole Officer Burns was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish American War. He is buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Incident Date Friday, December 14, 1923
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Long gone, but memory ( of a grandfather ) never known lingers for the great deeds he did. He was survived by a wife, two sons, four daughters.

Robert W Burns
Grandson

August 23, 2016

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