Senior Patrol Inspector James G. Burns

Senior Patrol Inspector James G. Burns

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1968

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James G. Burns

Inspector Burns suffered a fatal heart attack following a search in a Calexico, California, river bottom. He was searching heavy undergrowth for illegal aliens when he began to suffer chest pains. He suffered a fatal heart attack two hours later.
Inspector Burns had been with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location California

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 8, 2018

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