Patrolman James J. Burns

Patrolman James J. Burns

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 4, 1932

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James J. Burns

Patrolman James Burns died of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident while on patrol.

Patrolman Burns was on patrol when his motorcycle collided with a coal truck at the corner of Bay Parkway and West Ninth Street, Brooklyn. He died one week later from his injuries.

Patrolman Burns had served with the New York City Police Department for seven years and was survived by his wife of three months. He was assigned to Motorcycle Squad 2, the present day Highway 2.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 6441

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 28, 1932

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 4, 2015

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