Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edward Burns

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1904

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Reflections for Police Officer Edward Burns

Officer Burns,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Yonkers. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2016

HI, Lorraine and Doris Jane. I am told this is a relative of mine. He is my great-great uncle. His nephew was born two years later and named after him. This Edward Burns is my Grandfather. My Grandfather's father was named Elijah and would've been PO Burns' brother. Elijah served in the Spanish-American war and died around that time. He's buried in Oakland Cemetery. My middle name is Edward and it goes all the way back to PO Burns as my Grandfather was named after him. My uncle Allen told me all this and he still lives in Yonkers. Does any of this sound familiar? I've met no other Burns I am related to and would like to learn some family history. What was Elijah and Edward's fathers name? I have more questions but they are not for here. I've lived in the vicinity of Untermeyer Park and have visited this monument many times. Please contact me. Thanks

George Burns
great great nephew

March 1, 2016

each time the four generations of your family visit the beautiful memorial that has your name embossed on it, and keeps your memory alive for generations ;we reflect on your precious life,your wifeSarahEllen and the Burns Boys who brought us life. We will always retell your story so that generations will reme mber you. You were a true hero!Rest in peace Grandpa Burns.

Doris-Jane Burns Smith

May 14, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was 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 Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 21, 2013

im sure he was a good man lorraine, im sure if ur great grandpa were alive today he would be disgusted if he saw what happened to his city may your grandkid go with his dreams just please not in yonkers

Ray H

April 17, 2013

I never knew my great grandfather, but my great grandmother( his wife) was the most dear and precious relative one could have ever had, My grandson and I were talking about his desire to become a police officer and I told him about his great-great-great grandfather. I hope he carries on the family tradition of serving in law enforcement.

Lorraine Burns Hitchcock
great granddaughter

July 31, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Burns and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 3, 2009

Merry Christmas Brother, you are gone but never forgotten

PO William Pataky #935
Yonkers Police

December 25, 2007

You are not forgotten Brother... Thank you for your bravery for taking such a noble profession. May you rest in peace.

Sergeant Kevin Brady
NYPD Mounted Unit

May 23, 2007

God Bless You Brother - Lest We Forget

PO William Pataky
Yonkers Police Department

May 19, 2006

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memory. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever.

Pennsylvania State Police

September 23, 2003

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