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

Officer Burns was killed in a motorcycle accident 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 right of way charge.

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


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

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