Larry Burns Las Vegas dead: Larry Burns death cause – what happened?

Larry Burns Las Vegas dead: Beloved Larry Burns death happened July 11, 2019. Cause of his death has been described as a medical episode at his home. He was 61 years old.

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Larry was expecting a grandson when he died. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Annie Burns and their 7 children, one of whom preceded him in death.

Larry Burns Las Vegas dead: Larry Burns death

Larry’s death has been confirmed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department LVMPD in a statement that read:

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is mourning the loss of Retired Captain Larry Burns (P#3170).

He passed away Thursday morning from a medical episode at his home. He was 61.

Burns, a 27-year veteran, was widely respected by department members, serving as the Captain of the Bolden Area Command before retiring in 2013.

He was best known for his work on the Safe Village Initiative in Sherman Gardens, which helped improve the lives of residents there by addressing longstanding issues and building trust between the community and the police department.

His work in Bolden Area Command won him a Department Commendation. Prior to that, Burns worked as the Lieutenant for Sheriff Douglas Gillespie for a short stint.

His longest assignment was as SWAT commander from 2002-2009. Burns was known for his warm and gregarious personality, his community service and his generosity.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Annie Burns and 7 children, one of whom preceded him in death. He also had two grandchildren and was expecting a grandson when he died.

Funeral services will be announced when more details are known.

Here are touching tributes from friends and loved ones who adored Larry. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  • From Dennis Devitte:

I was a Metro cop for 30 years and one man stood out as a true leader. Larry Burns passed away last night.

Many of you voted for him when he ran for Sheriff. He will be missed by many, he made Las Vegas a better, safer place to live.

In the history of Metro there was not a better leader or a kinder gentleman. Even it you don’t like cops, you would have liked him.

Godspeed Larry Burns, Las Vegas will miss you.

  • From Eddie Schmitz:

Rest In Peace Larry Burns. Las Vegas lost a GREAT COP and FRIEND to everyone he met. ❤💔❤🇺🇸🇺🇸😥😥

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