Patrol Officer James W. Burns

Patrol Officer James W. Burns

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 1941

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James W. Burns

Officer Burns was shot and killed by his brother-in-law at a home on Union Street when he responded to a domestic disturbance. His partner was also shot and wounded. After a shootout with other officers on the scene the suspect was arrested.

The 36-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Burns was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother and eight siblings.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Burns,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bristol.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 29, 2021

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