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Bob Burns Receives Trooper Ermon Cox Award

By F B & T, 11/12/21 4:35 PM

Congratulations to Farmers Bank & Trust Chairman of the Board Bob Burns for receiving the 2021 Trooper Ermon Cox Award at the Annual Arkansas State Police Foundation Appreciation Dinner on October 21, 2021.

Burns has served as the Arkansas State Police Foundation President and as the Chairman for the Arkansas State Police Commission. He was CEO of Farmers Bank & Trust for almost 40 years.

Not only has he served the state of Arkansas, but he is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. Burns served with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam with awards including Bronze Star, Presidential Citation, Cross of Gallantry, Distinguished Service Medal, a Purple Heart, and many other awards.

“We’re proud of his continued commitment to public service and philanthropic work,” said Elizabeth Anderson, Farmers Bank Foundation Executive Director. “I was humbled and honored to accept this award on his behalf.”

Burns is a native of the Patmos area.