Chicago cop honored after leaving more than $1M to charity

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Sgt. William Burns
Chicago Police Sgt. William Burns left more than $1 million to the Ronald McDonald Charities.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago police officer with a very generous spirit was honored Thursday in River North.

The Chicago Police Bagpipers joining in the dedication of the William A. Burns Legacy Giving Wall at the Ronald McDonald House. The wall is named in honor of Sgt. William Burns, who left more than $1 million to the charity.

"Although Sgt. Burns didn't have a wife or child, through his generous support of Ronald McDonald Charities he's a true family man and for that I'm sure he's proud," said Sgt. Jim Ade, president of the Chicago Police Sergeants' Association.

The Burns Legacy Giving Society provides funds for families who need a place to stay while their children are treated in nearby Lurie Children's Hospital.