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

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

You and Micah have been and will continue to be in our prayers. I was able to attend Scott's funeral and am very pleased to know we will see him again in heaven! Please know we are greiving with you during this most difficult of times.
Always Keep THE Son In Your Eyes!

Sgt. Barry Morris
DPS Narcotics

May 6, 2008

My deepest sympathies go out to the friends, family and department of the fallen officer.

Tom and family

T Gane

May 6, 2008

I am the father of two police officers and know the danger they face every time they put on their uniforms. My youngest son was in the academy with Scott. Scott's death hit close to home for me and my wife. Our hearts go out to his wife, daughter, parents, other famiily members and friends. Be assured of our prayers for you and all officers who serve to keep us safe.

Cliff Mayton, Senior Pastor
Memorial Baptist Church
22333 Kuykendahl Road
Spring, TX 77379

Cliff Mayton, Sr.
Memorial Baptist Church

May 6, 2008

May god embrace you and comfort all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless you James.

Po Tom Cino
Buffalo New York Police

May 6, 2008

Our prayers are with the Burns family and friends.

Garland PD

May 5, 2008

Thank you for your years of service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 5, 2008

rip trooper,job well done sir,we will continue to fight in your honor and all the brave ones gone before you,peace to your family and friends. say hello to my friend chris he will show the way


May 5, 2008

To the Family Of Trooper Burns:

We were so sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy that has confronted you. We have not checked this Memorial for a couple of days, as we are preparing for Memorial Week in DC, next week, ourselves. We were sickened and heartbroken to hear the news of James. May it comfort you, in some small way, to know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and the prayers of many, at this dark time. May the support of the Texas COPS carry you through. Another warrior for Saint Michael!

Paul and Karen Highbarger
Mom And Stepfather/Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

May 5, 2008

The policeman stood and faced his God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his boots were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To my church have you been true?

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,

"No Lord, I guess I ain't,

Because those of us who wear a badge

Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,

And at times my talk was rough,

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,

That wasn't mine to keep.

Though I worked a lot of overtime,

When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,

Though at times I shook with fear.

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,

Among these people here.

They never wanted me around

Except to calm their fear.

If you have a place for me here, Lord,

It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod.

As the policeman waited quietly,

For the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,

You've borne your burdens well.

Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell."

Detective Jason Brannon
Kilgore Police Department

May 5, 2008

It is hard to understand why these kinds of tragedies happen. There are no simple answers. May your agency and his family find comfort and strength at this very difficult time.

Lieutenant James Bond
Albemarle County Police department, Virginia

May 5, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Trooper Burns and may they now he will never be forgotten. Thank you Trooper Burns for your dedicated service to the people of Texas and the United States.

James M. Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 5, 2008

My prayers and condolences goes out to Trooper Scott Burns' family. May the Lord heal the broken hearts and bring restoration.

Shela Young
Former employee of City of Durham Police Department

May 5, 2008

Rest in peace, Brother. I pray for your wife and young child.

Officer C. Joseph
Newtown Twp Police (Bucks County, Pa)

May 5, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you rest in peace and God Bless You and your loved ones.

Wanda Ryan, SPCF

May 5, 2008

To the Burns family, i've known you all for so long i know this is a tragity,my thoughts and prayers are with you and will always be.Saterday really proved that Linden is a tight community,so we will always be here for you all. I have a father and a brother that are both in law enforcement,so this is always been a fear,and now its your reality, i am so sorry for you all. We love you all dearly!!!

Kelly Buckland Haley
from Linden Tx

May 5, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Trooper James Scott Burns and to the entire Texas Highway Patrol. Your heroism, dedication to service others, and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Bless the family of Trooper Burns.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

May 5, 2008

My prayers are with the Burns family. You gave the ultimate sacrafice. God be with the Burns family during this difficult time.

Officer Terry Lofties
Longview Police Department

May 5, 2008

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Trooper Burns. It is a tragedy to be taken from his six month old daughter and wife so soon. You are in my prayers. Rest in peace. You are a true hero, and will always be remembered!

Andrew / Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police Department

May 5, 2008

May God be with the family at this time. My heart goes out to you and aches with you.
Psalms 29:11

Texas Citizen

May 5, 2008

"And can it be that in a world so full and busy, the loss of one creature makes a void in any heart, so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!"
Charles Dickens

I will be praying that your faith will bring comfort to your family and friends. Such a tragic loss for our State of Texas, the people of East Texas, and especially his parents, wife and child. Deepest condolences.

Jackie Muehlstein
mother to Trooper M.

May 5, 2008

Scott was a very special person he always told my just call
and I will be there and he always was there for me. I will
truly miss him and my prayers are with Micheale and Micah and his Mom and Dad and his brothers.He is truly a hero and will never be forgotten.

Lena Pope
Marion Co So Dispatcher

May 5, 2008

Thank you. You made a diference.

Gods Police Department

May 5, 2008




May 5, 2008

May God be with you, your family, and agency during this tragic time. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.


May 5, 2008

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