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Special Officer David B. Burns

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 1925

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Reflections for Special Officer David B. Burns

Officer Burns, it has been 98 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 18, 2023

On this 95th anniversary of your incredibly heroic actions we say thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

Officer Burns,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pawtucket.


United States Border Patrol

August 18, 2015

Pawtucket is a great city, home to the Pawtucket Red Sox and blessed with a fine Police Department. Your selfless sacrifice in trying to save that child is testimony to the heroism of that department's men and women and makes you a man to be admired and respected. It's been 89 years since your death, may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 16, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 1, 2014

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