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

I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Burns and to the Texas DPS.

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.

Russell Marburger, Investigator
Travis County Sheriff's Office (Austin, Texas)

May 23, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

May 23, 2008

I am very sorry for your loss. Your husband will not be forgotten.

Patrol Agent P. Sanchez
United States Border Patrol

May 22, 2008

Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you for being a HERO. May God watch over your family.

Gloria C
HPD Dispatcher

May 21, 2008

May your loved ones find comfort and be forever proud. Thank you for a job well done. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family always...God Bless and rest easy Trooper Burns.

Officer Dave Carroll
Yukon, Oklahoma

May 21, 2008

Godspeed Trooper Burns. To Trooper Burns's spouse and family; I know the depth of your pain, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Wife of Officer James D. Fezatte, MPD, EOW: 3-29-2008.

Cyndi Fezatte
Survivor

May 21, 2008

Our prayers go out to Trooper Burns' family and friends as well as the department. Trooper Burns' time served is honored and greatly appreciated. The Zone Five Police Academy respects his courage and commitment. Trooper Burns will be remembered by the entire Law Enforcement family. If there is anything the Zone Five Police Academy can do please do not hesitate to ask.

Zone Five Police Academy in NYS
Recruit Session 44

May 18, 2008

God Bless you Trooper Burns and may your daughter be blessed in her life as well.

Sgt. Peter Capitali
N.Y.P.D.

May 18, 2008

God speed HERO.

Cpl. K McGee
MPD, TX

May 17, 2008

JAMES, YOUR SERVICE TO THE STATE OF TEXAS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.YOU HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.YOU HAVE DONE THINGS MANY MEN WOULD NOT HAVE DONE.YOU ARE OUR HERO, FRIEND AND FELLOW BROTHER.

JAMES

May 16, 2008

My heart and prayers go out to Trooper Burns' wife, 6-month-old daughter, parents, and two brothers. I pray for them and all who mourn his loss.

Chaplain
Arkansas White County Sheriff's Department

May 15, 2008

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit.

I am leaving this reflection as I return from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. Although we have never met, I thought of you last night during the candle light vigil held at the Memorial in which all of the heros that paid the ultimate sacrifice in 2007 were honored. This was my first year to participate in the Police Unity Tour, a 250 mile bicycle ride from Portsmouth VA to Washington DC by police officers from all over the country to raise awareness and money for the Memorial to ensure those such as yourself will never be forgotten.

I look forward to riding in your honor next year.

Rest in peace, brother. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent John Harrell
ATF

May 14, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Trooper Burns. I lost my husband, Paul, last year. My heart goes out to his wife and baby. May God bless you.

Nita Habelt
wife of Paul Habelt eow 05/17/2008

dso nita habelt
henderson co so

May 14, 2008

Rest in peace, Trooper - you will always be held in the highest esteem. God bless you and your family.

Sgt
New York State Police

May 14, 2008

It was so nice to finally meet you. Like you said "Not under very good circumstances". I look forward to the days to come to get to know you even better. Your little one will always know who her daddy is. And I am so thankful he had these past five or six months to be with her. I will always remember. I will be talking to you soon.

Tara

Tara
wife of BJ Zachary 1-1-06

May 13, 2008

To the family of Trooper Burns I send you my sincere condolences. I lost my dad, Investigator Paul Steven Habelt a year ago to an act of senseless violence. I did not know Trooper Burns but I am in law enforcement myself and know it hurts when you lose a loved one in that way. My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Burns' family. May God be with you and give you strength to make it through.

Deputy Chris Stanbery
Henderson County Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2008

We have never met and lived on opposite sides of the world but we are brothers none the less...........rest in peace mate.

Senior Constable Craig Tester
Western Australian Police

May 11, 2008

I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL REGARDING THE DEMISE OF TROOPER JAMES SCOTT BURNS. I PRAY EVERYONE WHO KNEW THIS HONORABLE MAN WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER HIS BRAVERY, COURAGE, AND THE LEGACY IN WHICH HE LEFT.

TROOPER JAMES SCOTT BURNS YOUR SHIFT IS OVER NOW, WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE. REST IN PEACE, BROTHER...

DEPUTY JAMES E. BRADFORD JR.
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

May 11, 2008

TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF TROOPER JAMES BURNS,

I NEVER MET JAMES, BUT HE WAS A BROTHER. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

TROOPER STEVE NIGHTENGALE #625
OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL

TROOPER STEVE NIGHTENGALE #625
OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL

May 11, 2008

God Bless you Trooper... RIP

ryan
phoenix,az

May 11, 2008

Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch.
Great Nephew of Dan McDuffie
EOW 07/07/31

Patrolman Russell McDuffie
Wake Village Police Department

May 11, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Always know that just because you are not here on earth with us anymore, you still continue to help others by educating my Academy class on the realities of Police work and you are still and always will be very appreciated and remembered. God Bless You Hero.

Patrolman Charles Canham
Biloxi PD

May 9, 2008

Trooper Burns,

We never met but I miss you, brother. I can only hope that I can live up to the standards you set. So sorry I couldn't make it to your funeral but I know we'll meet someday. Thank you for a job well done.

To your family, know that your son, brother, husband, and father is in a good place... watching us with all the other fallen heroes that have given us their all.

I will look for your name on the Texas Peace Officer's Memorial (Austin, TX) and hopefully at the National Peace Officer's Memorial (Washington, D.C.). You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, my friend.

Deputy David Hogate
Travis County Sheriff's Office (Austin, TX)

May 9, 2008

RIP brother!

Q132
USBP

May 9, 2008

RIP brother. You have performed a job well done. In Philadelphia we have lost 3 officers in 22 months this is not a job for cowards. I know what it is like to perform the same job as you did on your final call. We are silent heros when we are alive, but when we are lost in the line of duty we shout it out loud ... I am a hero! Walk your beat to heaven my friend, there will be 1000's just like you awaiting you arrival.

Police Officer
Philadelphia , PA PD

May 9, 2008

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