Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Robert M. Burney

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 9, 2023

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Reflections for Trooper Robert M. Burney

Trooper Robert Burney was truly a caring and decent person in addition to being a dedicated and professional New York State Trooper. My deepest condolences to the Burney family. RIP Bob, you were a good person.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

February 27, 2024

Trooper Burney, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 11, 2024

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of failing to return at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Scripture Supporting the Law Enforcement Mission:

“So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:2-5 TLB]

Scriptures for Support, Hope, and Comfort:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

Captain Steven R. Closs, (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

February 9, 2024

Dear Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen:

I hope this letter finds you well, though I understand it is an incredibly tough time for you and everyone connected to your department. I am writing to extend my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences for the loss of Trooper Robert M. Burney, a brave and dedicated professional.

The news of Trooper Robert M. Burney’s death has deeply saddened me and my entire family. The sacrifice that he made while protecting and serving your community is a testament to the selfless and courageous nature of law enforcement officers like him. We can never truly comprehend the risks and challenges faced by those in law enforcement, and we are forever indebted to them for their unwavering commitment to keeping us safe.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Robert M. Burney’s family, friends, and colleagues during this immensely challenging time. Their loss is immeasurable, and we can only hope that the outpouring of support from the community can offer some comfort in these trying times.

In times like these, we must remember the positive impact Trooper Robert M. Burney had on countless lives throughout his life and career. The memories of his dedication, kindness, and professionalism will remain etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege to know him.

To you, Superintendent Bruen, and the entire New York State Police, my family and I want to express our gratitude for the vital work you do each day, often in the face of danger and adversity. The sacrifice of your fallen colleague serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that come with your line of duty. Despite the risks, you continue to serve with integrity and unwavering commitment, and for that, we are immensely thankful.

Having served 44 years as a Law Enforcement Professional, my family stands with you during this time of mourning. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you and your department during this difficult period.

May the memories of Trooper Robert M. Burney, be a source of strength and may his legacy inspire others to follow in his footsteps of honor and service. We will forever be indebted to the sacrifice he made to keep us safe.

With deepest sympathy,

Don P. Jensen Sr. - PM, PP, PGP, DrE
Chief of Police (retired)

February 8, 2024

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 7, 2024

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 7, 2024

Rest In Peace Trooper Robert M. Burney! Thank you for your 27 years of service with the New York State Police, in New York. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and your friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your mother, your two brothers, your sister, your longtime companion, your four nephews and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

February 6, 2024

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Trooper Robert M. Burney. Please know we are eternally grateful for Robert’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Trooper Burney, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the New York State Police in Albany, New York for Robert’s partner and fellow troopers. POINT 27 also sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Trooper Robert M. Burney’s mother.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division (Retired)
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

February 6, 2024

RIP my Brother,
I will pray for your Family, Friends & Law Enforcement Family.
Thank you for, your Service, Honor and Sacrifice ><>

Major J.D. Nolin (Ret.)
Chaplain ><>
Brotherhood of Christian Law Enforcement Officers

February 6, 2024

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

February 6, 2024

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Trooper Robert M. Burney and the extended law enforcement family of the New York State Police, New York.


End of Watch Saturday, December 9, 2023


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 6, 2024

Rest in peace, hero. Your courage will not be forgotten.

Patricia Harrison

February 6, 2024

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Trooper, Robert M. Burney, from the September 11,2001 terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper succumbs from these deadly attacks. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det.Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 5, 2024

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

February 5, 2024

Rest in Peace Trooper Burney. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayer are with the Burney Family and the New York State Police.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

February 5, 2024

RIP Trooper Burney. Thank you for your service to the state of New York

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

February 5, 2024

RIP Hero. May you forever spend your eternal life with our dear Lord in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all your loved ones. Our country is now a little less safe without you. Thank you for your service.

HEROES NEVER DIE....

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 5, 2024

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

February 5, 2024

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Trooper Robert M. Burney during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Trooper Robert M. Burney.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 5, 2024

Trooper Robert M. Burney, I am so sorry that your life was taken by this horrible illness. I am also sorry that you suffered. May God Bless your family and help them through their grief. I thank you for your brave service to all of us. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

February 5, 2024

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in Peace Trooper Robert M. Burney

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

February 5, 2024

Rest in Peace Trooper Burney. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

February 5, 2024

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time..

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 5, 2024

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

February 5, 2024

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