Detective Frank Burns

Detective Frank Burns

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 1923

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 Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Detective Burns. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of El Paso Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 12, 2016

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