Police Officer Thomas Joseph Burns

Police Officer Thomas Joseph Burns

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, October 1, 1948

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Thomas Joseph Burns

Police Officer Thomas Burns was killed in a motorcycle crash when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle turning in front of him on Erdman Avenue from North Pointe Road.

The other driver was charged with a failure to grant a right-of-way charge.

Officer Burns was a United States Army World War II veteran and had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for one year.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1559
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Burns,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 1, 2023

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