Funeral held for Bonne Terre officer killed in the line of duty

Officer Lane Burns was killed in a shootout at a motel in Bonne Terre, Mo. Thursday
Officer Lane Burns was killed in a shootout at a motel in Bonne Terre, Mo. Thursday(Family of Lane Burns)
Published: Mar. 26, 2022 at 5:37 PM CDT
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PARK HILLS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Family, friends and fellow law enforcement gathered in Park Hills Saturday to honor an officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Hundreds paid their respects to Lane Burns at a private service at Mineral Area College, many were outside saluting him. Burns and another officer were ambushed at a motel on March 17, hit by bullets. Officers returned fire and killed the suspect. Burns was 31-years-old and had been with Bonne Terre police for five years; before that, he worked in the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Office.

“He was a family man, good Christian man, loved his community and it showed, joining the police department, went to protect and serve the community he lived in.” said friend Cory Alexander.

Burns was laid to rest Sunday in Carthage, Mo. after a procession that started in Bonne Terre.