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Missouri Officer Killed Laying Spike Strips

August 16, 2011  | 

Officer Evan Burns. Screenshot: KFVS-TV.
Officer Evan Burns. Screenshot: KFVS-TV.

A Caruthersville (Mo.) Police officer was killed early this morning during a chase of a man police wanted for assault and auto theft.

Officer Evan Burns, 28, was killed about 12:30 a.m. after a fleeing suspect wanted by O'Fallon police rammed his police cruiser.

The incident began when Pemiscot County Sheriff's deputies spotted a 2002 Cadillac Escalade heading south on Interstate 55. The O'Fallon Police Department notified sheriff's authorities about a stolen Escalade and reported that the suspect may be armed.

Officers Burns and Richard Altice were attempting to set out spike strips when the suspect struck their cruisers, killing Officer Burns and injuring Officer Altice.

Source: St. Louis Today, KFVS-TV

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jim costa @ 8/16/2011 11:28 AM

How sad to see any officer go in the line of duty, especially so young just starting his career. Hope the suspect gets his in the end. Eye for an eye is my belief. RIP officer Burns and a speeding recovery to officer Alice.

angela underwood @ 8/16/2011 8:39 PM

verry sad to know that officer burns lost his life he was a good friend and officer so sad to know that a careless person could do that. may you rest in peace your always going to be missed and loved .ps. angela underwood for what little time i knew him he was a sweet caring person he was always smiling and laughing i would always see him in jiffy jims and would stop to say hi and see how his night was he will be truly missed by all.

Morgan @ 8/17/2011 4:22 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about that. So young to go. Rest in peace. I will keep his familiy in my prays and also pray for the suspect to be found.

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