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Sergeant Sumpter Burns

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 6, 1946

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Reflections for Sergeant Sumpter Burns

Sumpter Burns was my Grandfather. He was killed in 46 but I was not born until 57. My mother was his youngest daughter.

Michael Gabbard

October 20, 2020

To whom it may concern: Today I had the honor & privalage of taking a quick pic of a partial roster of the elite Columbus Police Motorcycle Officer Force. As a reflection, my Great Uncle was Sumpter Burns, who was a rather large redheaded man that insisted on riding an Indian Motorcycle, rather than the standard issued Harley Davidsons. He was fatallyd injured on Nov. 1946 in route to a call received, when a lady ran a red light on 4th Ave & 8th Street.

Hence, in reviewing the Reflection & Honor Page of Fallen Columbus Police Officers in the line of duty, I see there is no photograph of Sumpter Burns. I can oblige to provide a nice family photo via email or drop off a copy at the Public Safety building with Marie Harrell ( my former Sister in Law). Please advise my to my email address provided belows:

Kindest regards,
W. Mark Hall

W Mark Hall
Family Member

August 7, 2015

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Burns. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 6, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

November 6, 2006

I saw the heavens open up.
the Earth shook with fear.
For Evil, knew of God's Army.
They were Heroes, Men on Steel Horses.

April 14, 2005

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