Detective Frank Burns

Detective Frank Burns

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 1923

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Frank Burns

Detective Burns was shot and killed while assisting federal narcotics agents in breaking up a drug ring.

The officers entered a store to arrest the drug dealer when a concealed man opened fire, striking Detective Burns. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 11, 1923
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Cousin Frank,
Though you were gone long before I was born, I am very proud of you and your actions taken to combat crime. You were taken from our family way before your time and we remember you always.

Diane Bicjan

March 27, 2019

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