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Officer Kevin Michael Burrell | Compton Police Department, California Compton Police Department, California


Kevin Michael Burrell

Compton Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 23, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/22/1993

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Kevin Burrell and Officer James MacDonald were shot and killed while making a traffic stop. The suspect was a parolee and was in possession of a handgun. As the officers attempted to handcuff him, he somehow got loose. The suspect fired at them with another gun he had concealed on his person. The man was arrested and convicted of two counts of murdering a police officer and received the death penalty.

Officer Burrell had served with the agency for 5 years.

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Officer James Wayne MacDonald
Compton Police Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, February 22, 1993
Cause: Gunfire

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Kevin Michael Burrell (RIP) and James Wayne MacDonald (RIP)

Watching the movie “STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON,” I could not help but think about the senseless murders of Burrell and MacDonald (who were not mentioned in the movie)….(Sigh).

Michael B. Parlor
August 14, 2015


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