Chief of Police Stephen Evans

Chief of Police Stephen Evans

Burns Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, October 25, 2021

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Stephen Evans

Chief of Police Stephen Evans was killed in a vehicle crash in the 5000 block of U.S. Highway 77 at about 5:00 pm.

He was attempting to make a U-turn when his patrol car was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Chief Evans succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Chief Evans served as a part-time officer with the Burns Police Department and as a full-time deputy with the Butler County Sheriff's Office for 16 months. He was the Burns Police Department's only officer. He had previously served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and brother.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 16 years, 4 months
  • Badge 32

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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I still don't really know what to say. Your wife and children are so beautiful. Your brothers and sisters miss you. You were cut from a different cloth and you taught me many things. I never imagined that you would be killed so early in your patrol career. I think of you often and am more careful when I do certain things. God decided he needed you more than those of us down here. That's a hard pill to swallow but my faith teaches me that I trust him.
Fidelis ad Mortem my brother who I loved with all of my heart.

Police Officer III D.M Harper-Head

October 28, 2022

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