Type of Officer: Police Officer/Sheriff’s Deputy
Jurisdiction: Burns Police Department
Death Date: 10/25/2021
Added to Memorial: 2022
Circumstances of Death: Vehicle Crash
Stephen Mark Evans, age 44, served as a deputy with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for just over one year, after spending sixteen years with the Kansas Department of Corrections. At the time of his death on October 25, 2021, Deputy Evans was working part-time as the chief of police for the city of Burns. While traveling south on K-77 highway, south of Burns, Deputy Evans observed what he suspected to be a stolen vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Upon making a U-turn, Deputy Evans’ patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle that was also traveling southbound. Deputy Evans succumbed to his severe injuries at the accident scene. Deputy Evans is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.