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.

Bio

  • 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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I remember Kevin as we were in Class 31 of the LA County Sheriff Explorer Academy. Kevin has always been a big man and he made all the runs at BC. I went in to become a Los Angeles Police Officer and retired as a Detective from 77th. I would see Kevin at Compton Court and was always the most polite person. When I heard of his death, I couldn’t believe it. Still unreal! Well Kevin we lived our dreams of becoming police officers and completed our tour. Miss you buddy!

Detective II John M Ayala #26846 (Ret)
Los Angeles Police Department

August 7, 2021

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