Officer Kevin Michael Burrell

Officer Kevin Michael Burrell

Compton Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 1993

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Kevin Michael Burrell

Officer Kevin Burrell and Officer James MacDonald were shot and killed while making a traffic stop at the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Dwight Avenue.

The subject was a parolee and was in possession of a handgun. The subject was able to break free as the officers attempted to handcuff him. He fired at both officers with another gun he still 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 Compton Police Department for five years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 22, 1993
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

parolee, traffic stop

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What fond memories of you at the Academy. Great Class we had and you indeed were one of a kind.
Such great memories of the Class of 87. You were and forever will be missed by so many people.
I remember your freindship then and now. Very few people who walked this earth with your dedication to complete the Police Academy, and you did. You stood out then and you will always stand out forever.
You and Officer James Wayne MacDonald are hero's to not only the City of Compton, The State of California, but also to this great country of ours; that sadly is slowly disapering. But, the two of you serve as an example to continue to fight the good fight. Good will have victory over evil, and one day it will be permanant on earth.
May you both continue to rejoice in the arms of almighty God. I'll see you again when it's my time to go home as well. But until then-farewell.
May God save America.
Robert Venegas
Rio Hondo Police Academy Class 87

Robert Venegas
Class Mate-Rio Hondo Police Academy Class 87.

February 23, 2023

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