Sheriff Ray Ralph Burton

Sheriff Ray Ralph Burton

Armstrong County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 7, 1946

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Ray Ralph Burton

Sheriff Burton was killed after being run over by a train at the Forth Worth and Denver Railroad station. He had gone to the station to investigate a disturbance. His body was found a short time later on the tracks. There were no witnesses and it is not known if Sheriff Burton fell underneath the train or was pushed underneath the train.

Sheriff Burton had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Sheriff Burton,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Armstrong County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 7, 2021

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