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

Please accept the condolences of the deputies of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Law Enforencement.

Captain Michael Becker
Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Flint Mi

April 30, 2008



April 30, 2008

Trooper J. S. Burns rest in peace fellow brother... My prayers go out to your family and to all the fellow officers you worked along side. Thank you for your bravery, service and ultimate sacrifice.

Deputy Eric L. Alexander
Johnson County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2008

Thank you for your service, and giving your life to protect others.

Wife of Sherriff's Deputy: Janie Nolley

April 30, 2008

Trooper Burns and Family

I never met you, but I want to thank you for your service to my community. When our law officers are attacked, it is not just an attack on officer and his family, it is attack on the community and the republic. I owe and think we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Trooper Burns and his family.

Matt Rutz

citizen of the community

April 30, 2008

Another great loss to a family, community, state & country. A fellow Law Enforcement Officer has been taken from us. He has paid the ultimate price for keeping this great nation's citizens safe. We thank you James for your service, commitment and dedication. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God watch over your family and keep them safe.

Lee Williams
U.S. Border Patrol

April 30, 2008

On behalf of our department, we extend our deepest sympathies to your family and comrades during this difficult time. We appreciate your honorable service, and pray for your family.

Chief James Grunden
Gilmer Police Department

April 30, 2008

To the daughter...parents...extended family... friends...and fellow troopers...who loved....or had their lives Trooper Burns...I offer my most sincere condolences.

May God's perpetual light...shine upon the soul of Trooper James Scott Burns...and may he His eternal peace...for having made...the ultimate sacrifice...while serving and protecting...his community.

I will hold this my thoughts and I ask God to bless them...and give them the graces needed...during this difficult they cope with such a tragic loss.

With my deepest sympathy.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of NYS Tpr. Salvatore J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

April 30, 2008

With sincere heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Trooper James S. Burns. May you rest in eternal peace and know that your family and friends loved you. And we thank you for your dedicated service. God Bless and keep you.

Margaret Hood
Citizens Watch

April 30, 2008

My hearfelt condolences to the Burns family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I not only loss a fellow Trooper but a brother in Texas Tan as well. Stay strong.

Debra Zerda

April 30, 2008

My prayers and sincere condolences go out to Trooper Burns and his family. I thank Trooper Burns for his service to DPS. I definitely know what it is like to be out there alone on the side of the highway and I salute Trooper Burns for having the courage and integrity of keeping Texas safe.

DEA Special Agent Andres Mata

Special Agent Andres C. Mata
DEA (Former Texas Trooper)

April 30, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

April 30, 2008

Michaela and Micha, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know how we can help. Scott will forever be in our memories.

Wife of Trooper J.M. Whatley

April 30, 2008

I was a Texas State Trooper from 2003 till 2004. My heart goes out to the Texas Dept. of Public Safety and to Trooper Burns family. God will hold you Trooper Burns in his arms forever now, and you will smile and look down upon your family knowing that they are taking care of and blessed with an abundance of love, support, prayer, and understanding. God Sped Trooper Burns you will never be alone or forgotten, brothers in blue forever loving!!!

Trooper Bobby D. White
Alabama State Troopers-Montgomery

April 30, 2008

Our prayers are with you. God Bless you and your family.

Tx DPS Spouse

April 30, 2008

Our condolences...For another who has given service to preserve our streets and life...Blessings to You and may you Rest in Peace!

Mrs. Jalica Miller
Retired NCO

April 30, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tpr. James Burns and the men and women of the Texas DPS. May God be with you all.

Chief Russell Barnes
Zephyrhills PD - FL

April 30, 2008

Tpr Burns, Thank you for all that you did. You, your family, friends and co-workers will remain in my prayers. God Speed.

Tpr Joel V. Heard
Louisiana State Police Troop-F

April 30, 2008

God bless you, brother. You are in my heart and prayers.

Capt. Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Dept.

April 30, 2008

God Bless and thank you for your service.

Daughter of retired Trooper & sister of active Trooper

April 30, 2008

Trooper Burns,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.. You will be greatly missed.. May the Lord be with your family and friends today and the difficult days to come..
Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 30, 2008

May you rest in peace my friend. Thank you for a job well done.You gave your all, and no man could ask more of you.My heart goes out to your wife and family and your fellow Texas Troopers.Heaven is a safer place today, for it has another Trooper on patrol. God Speed, the Texas DPS has the watch down here, and the shooter will be caught.

Master Trooper Jack A. Wise, Jr.
Virginia State Police ( Retired )

April 30, 2008


An angel in the sky must leave his place of rest,
gently tucking his wings beneath his armored vest.
For duty has called, there is much work to do,
little did He know, this one’s dressed in blue.
Arriving on the scene, He knows just what to say,
"Follow me my fallen Brother, I’ll show you the way".
"Your duty here has ended, now your work is through".
"Come rest your hat beside mine...for I’m a cop too".

To Trooper Burns family we are sending many prayers and thoughts. Times like this cannot be defined, nor understood. But please know God is there, and Scott is there watching over each of you and laying his comfort upon you. God Bless.

God Speed Brother.!!.Thank you for your service.!!.


April 30, 2008


"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be
called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.

"...I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage
the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only
the cherished memory of the loved and lost,
and the solemn pride that must be yours to have
laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln..."

God Speed my Brother.. Heroes Live Forever!

Lt. R.T. Ernie Willis, Ret.
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, Shelby, NC

April 30, 2008

Your devotion to duty makes you a Hero and I am sure you are safe in God's hands. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

April 30, 2008

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