Officer George Burns
Officer George Burns grew up in a little community called Libby, Texas which is located between Martinsville and Garrison Texas. Growing up he thought often of becoming a police officer. After graduating from Garrison High School he went to work as a welder working at various jobs and then finishing off his welding career at Pasadena Tank Corporation out of Channel View Texas. One of the last locations he worked at was the BP oil refinery plant located in Texas City, Texas rebuilding old oil storage tanks.
Officer Burns then began a career as a truck driver; driving for several local companies and spending the last eight years of his career at Pilgrim’s Pride in Nacogdoches, TX, hauling equipment. While these jobs were fulfilling he never forgot his dream of becoming a police officer.
Officer Burns decided to make his boyhood dream a reality and was selected for The Angelina College Police Academy. He continued to work by day driving trucks and spent his evenings in the police academy night school.
After obtaining his Peace Officers License, he resigned from Pilgrim’s and began working at Stephen F. Austin State University Police Department (SFASU UPD). His duties included patrolling the campus, answering calls, and conducting traffic stops. In his first year at SFASU UPD, Officer Burns was selected as Officer of the Year and also was certified as a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) instructor. He taught self-defense to SFASU students and the community as well.
In March of 2016 Officer Burns joined the Nacogdoches ISD Police Department. His office is currently located at Nacogdoches High School.
Officer Burns enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies include riding horses, Team Roping, hunting and fishing.