Sergeant Sumpter Burns

Sergeant Sumpter Burns

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 6, 1946

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Sumpter Burns

Sergeant Burns was killed in a motorcycle accident when a vehicle ran a red light at 4th Avenue and 8th Street and struck him. He succumbed to his injuries en route to the hospital.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Sumpter Burns was my Grandfather. He was killed in 46 but I was not born until 57. My mother was his youngest daughter.

Michael Gabbard

October 20, 2020

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