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Flags at half-staff for fallen Caruthersville officer

Officer Evan Burns Officer Evan Burns
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A special memorial service took place at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville for fallen officer Evan Burns.

Law enforcement from Steele. Caruthersville. Pemiscot County, Kennett Fire, West Memphis, Portageville and many others came to honor Officer Burns.

Friday, family members, friends and colleagues honored the Caruthersville police officer killed in the line of duty.

Funeral services for Evan Burns were held Friday in Vandalia, Illinois.

The police department and the family of Evan Burns ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Evan Burns Memorial Fund for his 1 year old son, Cade Alexander Burns. That account has been set up at First State Bank in Trust in Caruthersville.

Governor Jay Nixon has ordered that flags at all state government buildings in Pemiscot County be flown at half-staff Saturday.

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