Police Officer John P. Burns

Police Officer John P. Burns

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, January 7, 1931

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John P. Burns

Officer Burns was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Burns had served with the agency for 10 years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My Dad, Robert L Hosier, who was a retired Baltimore City Police Officer passed away on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. He was the son-in-law of Margaret Burns who was the widow of John P. Burns who also was a Baltimore City Officer who was killed in the line of duty on January 7, 1931. May God protect and care for them and their loved ones who have passed on.

Robyn Hofferbert
Daughter of Robert Hosier and Granddaughter of John Burns

May 11, 2014

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