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

Trooper Burns,
You and your entire family are in our prayers. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep Paul Sperandeo, Ofc Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

May 1, 2008

Trooper Burns, the outpour of love and admiration in your reflections truly "reflect" your qualities of life and the dedication you possessed as a Law Enforcement Officer. I have truly been touched and saddened alike during the ongoing investigation in which has now come to an end. Your brothers in BLUE did not rest until he was found. As a police dispatcher, the news of your passing weighs heavy on my heart. Go rest now and be at peace. You did a fine job.

To Mrs. Burns and your sweet precious child, I am truly, deeply sorry for your loss. May God give you, your family and friends peace and comfort during this difficult time. You've got so much love surrounding you right now. Through the reflections, I have learned your husband was a fine & noble man. Be proud. We certainly are.

Becky Lanier, Dispatcher/wife of a L.E.O
Longview, Tx Public Safety Communications

May 1, 2008

Nemo Mi Impune Laccesit

1LT L. Hale
U.S. Army

May 1, 2008

No greater love hath a man....
than he lay down his life for his brother man.
In the line of duty....
In service to others....
For the safety of all..
With no regard for self...
Some give all.
Your badge has earned you wings,
Your Stetson is a golden halo.
Your "Lone Star" has brighten the heavens.
We stand in awe of your bravery, we are humbled by your sacrifice. We are overwhelmingly saddened by our loss of you. We honor your life and memory.
May God make his face to shine upon yours,your family, your friends and your fellow troopers.

D. Dunn
Family friend of a Pittsburg, Tx State Trooper

May 1, 2008



May 1, 2008

As a former Cass County Deputy Sheriff from 1987-1999 I would like to extend my heart felt condolences to the family of Trooper Scott Burns. I have known Scott for almost 20 years, and knew him to be a very kind and respected member of Linden and the Cass County community. The loss of a fellow officer is never easy, and foremost never forgotten. On behalf of Scott's fellow brothers in "Blue" from California, I say a prayer for him and his family in this time of grief. May God Bless.

Officer Trey Massey
City of La Mesa, CA
Police Department

Officer Trey Massey / Formerly Cass Co.
La Mesa, CA Police Dept.

May 1, 2008

To the wife and daughter of Trooper Burns,
I just heard of your tragedy this evening while watching the news. I immediately came to the ODMP website to see the details of what happened. I could not believe what I saw. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your entire family will be in my prayers. I just did a memorial for my father who has been gone for 25 years and in that memorial I said that my greatest joy was knowing that he is up above watching over his grandchildren as their guardian angel. You and you baby girl now have your own special guardian angel watching over you from Heaven. God Bless and comfort you and your family.
Thank you Trooper Burns for your service and bravery.

Kelli Alexander Holmes
Daughter of Trooper Milton Alexander EOW 4-14-1983

May 1, 2008

R.I.P. Trooper Burns, May Angels lead you home....

Deputy Sheriff 6454

May 1, 2008

I only met Trooper Burns a few times and am saddened to learn about his tragic death. Rest In Peace my brother in blue and God Bless your family.

Det. Claudia Phelps
Texarkana AR Police Dept

May 1, 2008

Trooper Burns, thank you for the service and dedication you gave to the great state of Texas. My sympathy goes out to your wife, little daughter and other family members. You are a hero and I appreciate all you have done. May you rest in peace.

Wife of CPSO Deputy
Shreveport, La

May 1, 2008

NF #11199

TXDPS "B-2003"

May 1, 2008

A true hero. God bless you Jimmy.

May 1, 2008

R.I.P. Trooper!

Cpl. M. Eddwards #388
Shreveport Police Department

May 1, 2008


Officer Charles Duhamel
Harlingen Police Department Harlingen, TX

May 1, 2008

To the family of Trooper Burns, my heart and prayers go out to you, and my thoughts are with you. May God Bless you all.

Sgt. D. McDonald
Corpus Christi Police Dept.

May 1, 2008

Rest in peace and may God be with you. Thank you for your service and please look over us now.

Dallas Police Department

May 1, 2008

Well Beedie ... NOW YOU CAN REST IN PEACE .. They got him, and he can no longer hurt the people or the family that you died protecting...I will always cherish the memories and the laughs that we all had ...Your daughter will grow up knowing that she had the bravest, kindest, and most respected dad a girl could ever want... It hurts my heart seeing you go this way, but now you can rest in peace. My prayers are with your family and with Mike & Holly, they were like family to you... And to your wife, I am at a loss for words, all i can say is my prayers are with you and may god carry you through this .... Put your faith in him ....Rest in peace Beedie ... Watch over us all ...

Kristy Crow
Friend / TDCJ /EMS

May 1, 2008

Blessed to have called you a friend. Prayers with the Burns family.

Never Forgotten.

Former TDCJ

May 1, 2008

Trooper Burns,

You died a hero for this great country. May you rest in peace and may God watch over your wife and daughter.


Deputy Inspector AL PIGNATARO

May 1, 2008

All though i didn't know you personally, your lose has touched us all in the east texas law enforcement community. My family's prayers are with your family in this time of need. Scott, as i'm sure you, the hunt for the vilian who took you from your family and friends is over as of this evening. Rest in Peace.

East Texas Game Warden

May 1, 2008

Trooper Burns you have now gone home, we'll log you down as 10-42. Rest in peace and may God bless your soul

O.Gonzales THP Communications/Garland
Texas Dept of Public Safety

May 1, 2008

It took less than 48 hours and justice has been served. They got him just as they said they would. Rest in peace and know we are all so very grateful for you and for those who served with you. I have two small children and my deepest sympathies are with your family at this time. Your legacy will live on in your child.

An East Texas Citizen

May 1, 2008

My heart is heavy with grief for Trooper Burns and the precious family he leaves behind. It takes a special, caring person to be an officer of the law and it's a job that goes with many dangers. Trooper Burns will not be forgotten. He will always remain a Hero in the hearts of many. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and close friends as well as the famiy of law enforcement. May God provide you comfort during this difficult time and may you know that Trooper Burns gave the ultimate scarifice for what he loved to do, protect his community.

Debra Bunt
Gladewater, Texas

Debra Bunt

May 1, 2008

God take you in his arms, and give you sweet rest Trooper Burns. My family prays for your soul, and for your wife, sweet child , and your family and friends. People ask why...why do officers do this job...and only we that wear the badge...know that answer..Rest softly softly......

officer randy tucker #944 SAPD

May 1, 2008

Scott Burns was a wonderful man and will be truelly missed by everyone. May God be with his family during this time and Scott forever protect them from above. We Love You!

Wendy Satterfield

May 1, 2008

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