Major Cephus D. Burson

Major Cephus D. Burson

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 1, 1980

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Cephus D. Burson

Major Burson suffered a fatal heart attack during a struggle with an inmate at the Eastham Unit. He was survived by his daughter, son and three sisters.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Maj. Burson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 1, 2020

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