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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

Suspect: 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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HI MY FRIEND, TIME REALLY MOVES, I MISS YOU EVERYDAY MAN, ALL THE FUN TRIPS TO VEGAS AT 3AM AFTER WE BOTH FINISHED OUR RESPECTED SHIFTS(HAVEN'T BEEN SENSE THE LAST TIME WE WENT TWENTY YEARS AGO). I STILL CRY ABOUT THE SITUATION, I STILL REMEMBER BEING IN THE E.R. ROOM AS THEY WORKED ON YOU,STILL CANT BELEIVE YOUR GONE, YOUR GOD SON, RYAN, IS DOING WELL,HAS NO DESIRE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.I'VE BEEN TO THE MEMORIAL WALL IN WASHINGTON D.C TWICE NOW,ONE MORE TRIP WITH MY YOUNGER SON IN A YEAR OR TWO. I WEAR YOUR MEMORIAL BRACLET, I MISS YOU MAN.I KNOW THAT YOU KNEW THE LORD. I GO TO YOUR PARENT HOUSE FOR THE TRIO BIRTHDAYS IN MAY,I PUT ON A GOOD FACE BUT IT REALLY HURTS. MY YOUNGER SON WILL KNOW YOU AS HIS BIG BROTHER DOES, LOVE AND MISS YOU. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT TIME WHERE WE SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN,UNTIL THEN REST IN GOD'S ARMS MY BROTHER.

RETIRED OFFICER MEGALLAN HANDFORD
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July 27, 2014

 

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