Patrolman Michael J. Burns

Fallen Hero

 Patrolman Michael J. Burns 

22 January 1917 - Patrolman MICHAEL J. BURNS - patrolman Michael J Burns of the bicycle squad was killed almost instantly about 7 o'clock last night when he attempted to relate and electric lamp in front of 4012 Park Heights Ave. He was pronounced dead by Dr. James S Akehurst, who lives at 4012 Parklake Ave. and who reached the side of the patrolman's body a few minutes after he was electrocuted. Shortly after the current was turned on the lamp began to sputter and several the residents of the neighborhood complained of the flashing. Patrolman Burns came along on his bicycle on his way to the little station at Parklake Avenue and Reisterstown Road. His attention was called to the lamp by a passerby and he stated that he could make the light come on again to its normal power by tapping on the chain that leads from the paid about 6 feet up the pole to the lamp itself. (*6)

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End of Watch 22 January 1917
City, St.        4012 Parklake Ave.
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death     Electrocution
District Worked Northeastern

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