Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed

Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 2001

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Roy R. Burnsed

Officers Roy Burnsed and Charles Randall were killed in an automobile accident when their SUV patrol vehicles crashed head-on, on the L-5 levee near the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area in Palm Beach County.

The officers were driving in opposite directions at approximately 2130 hours on the 17-feet wide dirt road which crossed the levee in a remote area with little light. Both officers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Officer Randall succumbed to his injuries two days after the accident.

Officer Burnsed had been employed with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for 10 months, and had graduated from the academy in July.

He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Myself and fellow officers placed wreaths made by your mother at the crash site this morning. The story of your dedication to wildlife law enforcement was told at this annual event. Taps was played as we honored your sacrifice.

Captain Jeff Ardelean

October 29, 2018

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