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

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Trooper James Burns~ you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you & rest in peace, Trooper Burns!

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen Michigan P.O. eow 2004

April 30, 2008

Trooper Burns stopped me on Highway 155 near Linden one evening in June 2005 as I was traveling back to Tyler from Arkansas. He wanted to let me know that my front licence plate was not posted, and that I needed to put it on the vehicle. Afer the business part and he knew that I was a bank regulator, we visited briefly about the direction of interest rates and his plans for a new home. He impressed me greatly that evening as a highly professional law enforcement officer and a kind and caring individual. I appreciate his service to the State of Texas and will never forget the ultimate sacrifice that he has now made for me and so many others. His family will remain in my prayers. May he rest in peace in God's heavenly kingdom.

Steve Paar, Tyler, Texas

Steven P. Paar
Citizen of the State of Texas

April 30, 2008

May God watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. I pray that He guides your spirit into eternal life. You are a true hero and deserve the respect of all Texans. Rest in peace my friend you've earned it. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Pennsylvania State Police

April 30, 2008



April 30, 2008

On behalf of all the men and women of the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, we extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper James Scott Burns. Thank you Trooper Burns for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy R.Huerta
Comal County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2008

So sorry for the loss of your husband, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I pray that God puts his arms around you, as you endure this very devastating loss.
God Bless

Debra Freeman
Gregg Co Sheriff Deputy Spouse

April 30, 2008

God be with your family. RIP my brother, your work here on earth is done.

Trooper Craig S Stalker

April 30, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Burns.

Administrator. Former Police Officer
Smith County Juvenile Services Tyler Texas

April 30, 2008

Our pray's of love surround you and your baby. At this time in your life , remember that you are not alone. The support of your family and friends will comfort you now and later. May God Bless you . Cindy

Cindy McClenny
Someone who cares.

April 30, 2008

I did not personally know Trooper Burns, but my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and those who knew him. He gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what we all love doing every day of our lives. God bless you brother and God speed.

Deputy McAda
Delta County Sheriff's Department

April 30, 2008

My deepest condolences go out to the family and department, and prayers for a swift capture of the person responsible for this senseless tragedy.

Shawnee Ryan
wife of Fairfax, VA APO

April 30, 2008

Trooper Burns, thank you and your family for the sacrifice that you have made in the name of justice. You will be forever remembered.

Reserve Officer B. Haapoja

April 30, 2008

Trooper Burns, Rest in peace. God watch over your wife, family and friends in this time of loss. We will continue to walk the thin blue line.

M. Hubbard
Michigan Officer

April 30, 2008

It is with a heavy heart that I hear of the loss of yet another brother. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Trooper Burns as well as the Texas Highway Patrol.

Officer Shawn Villano
California Highway Patrol

April 30, 2008

May God bless you and your family always. you lived as a hero and you died as a hero. You will not be forgotten.

"Blessed are the peacekeepers for they shall be called son's of God".

D. Gonzalez, Investigations Section
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

April 30, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

April 30, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. HEROES LIVE FOREVER.

Patrol Officer Frank Longoria
Liberty, Texas Police Department

April 30, 2008

Rest in peace, brother. May God provide comfort to your family, and quick apprehension of the vermin who did this.

Ofc. J. Libby
McKinney Police Dept.

April 30, 2008

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Trooper James Burns, and the Texas DPS - Texas Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Trooper Burns, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

April 30, 2008

On behalf of those at the LN State Jail, the family of Trooper James Scott Burns will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Capt. Don Larimore
John R. Lindsey State Jail

April 30, 2008

Rest in Peace Trooper Burns. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. I am sure the boys and girls of the Texas DPS will travel to the ends of the earth to bring the scum that took your life to justice. Watch over us as we battle the evils on earth. Till we meet on heavens golden streets.

Sergeant Chris DiToro

April 30, 2008

Rest in peace thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Retired
Jackson NJ PD

April 30, 2008

God speed trooper Burns. Rest in peace - we'll take it from here!

Former PPD
Wife of PPD Lt.

April 30, 2008

May God grant peace to Trooper Burns family and friends. May he grant rest to Trooper Burns and let him know he will always share a place of honor in our hearts. Rest Easy Brother.

Capt. Michael Gromatzky
Collin College Police Department

April 30, 2008

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift.

Trooper Burns, you rest in peace my friend. I salute you! My prayers are with you, your family, friends and colleagues. I Thank You for your service. You did not lose your life, you gave it in service to others. A true HERO indeed.

Those close to this HERO, please take comfort in knowing that I, along with many others across this land, grieve with you, Keep him in your heart, and pass his story along. May God Bless You.

Job well done Trooper Burns. Never Forgotten.

Jim Sweeney Civilian New Jersey
A friend to our Police Officers

April 30, 2008

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