|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1923|
Date of death listed is provided by the VA's grave locator database.
Obituary (provided by Anthony):
Parole Officer David Burns succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while transporting a prisoner from Texarkana, Texas, to the Kansas State Penitentiary. The prisoner had been able to conceal a .32 caliber handgun and shot Officer Burns four times as they passed through Alicia, Arkansas. Officer Burns was transported to a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he died the following day.
The following info and circumstances of death provided by Bertha Avery-Hood:
David W. Burns
Type of Officer: Corrections Officer
Death Date: 12/15/1923
D. W. Burns, records clerk and parole officer, at the Kansas State Penitentiary died December 15, 1923 in St. Louis after he had been shot four times by escaped convict B. F. Casey. Burns had gone with fellow officer Charles O' Keith to Texarkana, Texas to bring Casey back to Lansing. The shooting took place in Alicia, Arkansas early on the morning of the 14th. Before his death Casey said that he was shot with a .32 caliber revolver believed to have been smuggled to the convict while in the depot at Texarkana. At the time of Burn's funeral Benny Casey was supposedly surrounded by a posse on an Island in Cache River, near Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Margaret A Burns Gorski (1918 - 2014)*
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: S30 R16 G15
Created by: WyCo Graver
Record added: Feb 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13488139