Burnet Police Department


BPD cruiser, BCISD trailer crash on US 281; Authorities blame rain-slicked roadways, runoff flooding

Frank Shubert and contributed
Crews worked back-to-back crashes Sept. 7 after a Burnet CISD band equipment trailer collided with a passenger vehicle (pictured above) on U.S. 281 near the Park Road 4 intersection. A second accident occurred shortly after when a Burnet Police Department patrol unit responding to the scene of the first crash, hydroplaned off U.S. 281 and struck a tree.






By Connie Swinney

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

As weekend thunderstorms swept through the Highland Lakes, a rain-slicked roadway contributed to several crashes Sept. 7 including a Burnet police officer patrol unit responding to another collision involving a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District band equipment trailer.

The accident involving the BCISD band trailer and a second vehicle occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 on U.S. 281 just north of the PR 4 intersection.

The BCISD vehicle towing an equipment trailer en route to a football game in Marble Falls (See story, P. 6), collided with a passenger car in the 6500 block of South U.S. 281, according to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office report.

A Burnet Police Department vehicle, responding to assist crews at that wreck, then crashed on U.S. 281 about a half-mile north of PR 4 in the vicinity of the first crash.


Burnet shows support for injured officer Imrie

Amy Prayer/Burnet Bulletin

Carleigh Imrie presented her dad Matt Imrie with a $1,000 check from the City of Burnet during a Saturday, Jan. 28, benefit for him at Haley Nelson Park.

By Amy Prayer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet residents rallied Saturday night, Jan. 28, in support of Burnet Officer Matt Imrie, with a benefit concert.

The community came together for one purpose: to support their fellow member of the Burnet community.

Imrie, who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident while off duty Tuesday, Jan. 10, sustained a badly broken femur bone, which required surgery. Imrie remained in intensive care until Sunday, Jan. 14.

“He has since been moved out of ICU and is receiving the best of care in a rehabilitation center located in Round Rock” said Jenniifer Watlers, Imrie's mother.

Imrie was released from the rehabilitation center to enjoy the benefit concert at Haley Nelson Park and spoke with many of the community members who expressed their love and support for Imrie during his recovery.

“Thank you all, this means so much to me,” said Imrie, to the attending crowd.


Three juveniles in custody for Burnet school vandalism


Three juvenile suspects have been arrested and charged in the vandalism that caused extensive damage to the new Burnet County Texas AgriLife facility at 607 Vanderveer Street in Burnet Jan. 9 and more extensive damage in other buildings of the old Burnet Elementary School , on the Burnet High School campus and to a school bus there.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

Tips from Hill Country Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of three boys in Burnet for break-ins Jan. 9 and Jan. 21 that caused at least $10,000 in damage, repair and stolen property at the old Burnet Elementary School campus where Quest High School and new Texas AgriLife Extension facilities are located and at the Burnet High School.

Burnet police were able to catch up with the three suspects on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, after Crime Stopper Tips started coming in,” said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, who said his department gathered evidence and located all of the stolen property that was taken during the burglaries.


BPD officer Imrie improving

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers


Burnet Police Officer Matthew “Matt” Imrie, injured in a traffice accident near Marble Falls Jan. 10, is improving.

Following lengthy and delicate leg surgery for a badly broken femur bone on Jan. 11, Imrie remained in intensive care until Sunday, Jan. 14.

Police Chief Paul Nelson said Tuesday that Imrie is now in a rehabilitation center.

“He will be there for a couple of weeks,” Nelson estimated. “He is recovering, taking it a day at a time and getting stronger.”

He said that as soon as plans are complete for a fundraiser details would be posted on the department's Facebook page.

“All your prayers have been working and will continue to work for Officer Imrie and his family,” read the chief's last online post.

For now, a donation can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank location by identifying it as a contribution to the benefit fund for Matthew Imrie.

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