Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years, 6 months
Badge # P087
Offender: Denied parole in 2014
Police Officer Charles Burdsall was shot and killed when he stopped a car he suspected of being involved in an armed robbery at a convenience store minutes earlier.
As he approached the vehicle he was shot. A police cadet riding with him exited the cruiser, retrieved his gun, and fired several rounds at the car which helped identify the two suspects when they were apprehended.
One of the suspects was sentenced to death but had the sentence commuted to life. The other suspect was sentenced to life. One suspect was denied parole in September 2003 and again in August 2014. Both have their next parole hearing in May, 2019.
Officer Burdsall had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife.