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

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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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24 Years ago I lost a good friend. Officer Kevin Michael Burrell. I think of you often Kevin and of course every time I your favorite song... Whitney Houston "I will always love you." I remember you singing that song every time it came on the radio, some times drowning out Whitney Houston's voice with your voice singing lol. I wish like hell I could hear you sing that song one more time brother. Enjoy Heaven Kevin, and continue to keep a watchful over us all here on earth. LOVE YOU MY BROTHER. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!

RETIRED DETECTIVE LIONEL GARRETT
INGLEWOOD CA POLICE DEPARTMENT
February 21, 2017

 

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