Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper James Scott Burns

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper James Scott Burns

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONORABLE SERVICE. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

TPR. D. L. BRYAN
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

May 9, 2008

The Burns family, with all due respect; You will be in my prayers. God will see you through.

F.M.
Jefferson, Tx

May 9, 2008

You know I just can't get Scott out of my mind. All that I have heard about, read about & with the experience of the funeral. In some ways I feel less safe knowing now that Scott is not out there protecting all of us. But it is a feeling that I never knew of before, because I took our saftey for granted. But on the flip side, I feel safer because "the criminal" is no longer out there somewhere. Although there are other "criminals" out there everyday that we are being protected from by all of the other officers. There are just somethings we don't miss until they are no longer there.
Thank you is not enough to ALL OF YOU that put YOUR life on the line everyday. Thank you for YOUR dedicated committment to our saftey.
Thank you is not enough to ALL OF THE FAMILIES that stand in support of "their hero" everyday when they leave the home, knowing it may be the last. The last on this side of "Jordan". See you on the other side Scott.
My Love & prayers to all the family.

Beje Foster
Aunt

May 8, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Trooper James Scott Burns,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Trooper James Scott Burns. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Trooper James Scott Burns is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

May 8, 2008

Trooper Burns thank you for example that you have given us. Today the world is a better place for the job and profession that you chose. God bless your family and friends and your law enforcement brothers and sisters.

P Turner
ETPA Class 258

May 8, 2008

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

TROOPER DAVID S. COX
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

May 8, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace Trooper Burns.

Sara
Wife of an Austin Police Officer

May 8, 2008

Rest in Peace brother. God Bless your loved ones.

Captain Tim Bryan
Gregg County Sheriff's Office

May 8, 2008

TROOPER BURNS(MY BROTHER) REST IN PEACE YOUR JOB IS DONE,WATCH OVER US AS WE CONTINUE TO PATROL THE HIGHWAYS OF OUR STATES.YOU ARE GONE BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

CPL J. MCFALL
MS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

May 8, 2008

This is a very brave man. I hope that the citizens in the community which he served truly appreciate his commitment and sacrifice to their safety. Every coworker and family member can be most proud to know that Trooper Burn's actions were a true testament of his character. I salute you for your bravery. May you rest in peace in a special place. May your bravery, commitment and sacrifice never be forgotten! My condolences to all of your family and coworkers. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

May 8, 2008

Rest now my brother your watch is over. My thoughts and prayers go out to your agency and family. We will continue to train officers that will hopefully live up to your example. Walk proudly on you beat on Heaven's streets and watch over the rest of us continuing the fight.

Lt. James Ellis
GPSTC - Regional Police Academy Tifton

May 8, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow Officers. Rest in Peace Sir.

Officer

May 7, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother

Police Officer
Chicago P.D.

May 7, 2008

Scott, I don't really know where to start. When I go past your office I still expect to see your grinning face or hear your unmistakable chuckle. You have and always will be a true and great friend. For those that didn't know you, it is a fact that everyday when you put on your uniform, you went to work to make the world a safer and better place. You never shirked a task, and no one ever had to check to see where you were....you were always there, in the forefront. This much I know........you will always be remembered....you will always be loved!!!! I miss you partner, 'til we meet again......... Rick

Rick Lane - Game Warden VI / Friend
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

May 7, 2008

Thank you Trooper Burns. My heart goes out to friends and family, I pray that the peace of the Lord will help bolster them in this tragic time.

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- "

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May 7, 2008

SCOTT,YOU WERE ONE OF THE MOST DEDICATED TROOPERS I HAVE EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH, YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY NAWAL AND I BOTH. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE AS BACK UP FOR YOU JUST THE WAY WE ALWAYS WERE FOR ONE ANOTHER. I CAN'T QUESTION THE LORD ABOVE FOR TAKING SUCH A GOOD MAN AWAY FROM US ALL. BUT I DO WISH THAT THE LORD WOULD HAVE GIVEN US JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH YOU. SCOTT IF YOU EVER COME TO VISIT US IN SPIRIT YOUR ALWAYS WELCOME TO RIDE IN THE FRONT SEAT WITH ME. GOD BLESS YOU,YOUR WIFE, AND YOUR CHILD FOR THE SACRIFICE YOU GAVE TO KEEP US SAFE... (1082-RIP)

SERGEANT ROBERT HAMPTON
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

May 7, 2008

YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OR WITH YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF. YOUR DUTY ON EARTH IS DONE, REST EASY BROTHER WE HAVE THE WATCH.

DEPUTY REYNOLDS
RUSK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

May 7, 2008

Such a huge loss and I am so sorry this is now your reality. May God carry you when you are too weak to put one foot in front of the other.

With Hope - by Steven Curtis Chapman

This is not at all
How we thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
There's a place where we'll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and ...

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so ...

So we can cry with hope
And say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
There's a place by God's grace
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope....

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 7, 2008

God bless you.. God speed on your final journy

amber benham

May 6, 2008

God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. T. Delrie
Bossier City Police Dept.

May 6, 2008

To Trooper Burns family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

May 6, 2008

I too lost a friend in a similar situation. You will be greatly missed brother. We will all see you when we get there...

Deputy Christopher French
Wharton County Sheriff Office, Wharton Texas

May 6, 2008

Rest In Peace Trooper Burns - you are a true hero and you will not be forgotten. God Bless those the Trooper Burns left behind - his family, his fellow boys in blue, and his friends - you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

LEO Wife
NJ

May 6, 2008

All of your fellow bother and sister police officers across Texas and the nation are praying for you and your family. Thank God for your selfless dedication and service to others.

Officer Bill Caver
Oak Ridge Police Dept

May 6, 2008

Texas lost a True HERO when Scott was taken away.He was a well loved Husband,Father Brother and Son.It was very evident at his Funeral on Saturday. My prayers are with the family at this time.I have a brother who is a Deputy in Linden,Texas and I know the fear of losing him.I can't say I know what it is to lose someone as your family lost Scott.I can only send my love and prayers your way at this time.Our loss is Heaven's gain.God Bless the Burns Family

Melba Lawrence Big Sandy,Texas
Distant Cousin

May 6, 2008

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