Parole Officer David W. Burns

Parole Officer David W. Burns

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 1923

Add to My Heroes

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.


  • 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


Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

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

August 23, 2016

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.