Officer Kevin Michael Burrell

Officer Kevin Michael Burrell

Compton Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 1993

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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Kevin how’s heaven brother? Thanks for watching over us all. I miss you Big Kev aka Big Daddy on the basketball court. I think of you daily bro. We all talk about the great times we shared with you, it brings laughter and smiles to our hearts. Gosh we had some great fun times Kev. Keep patrolling heaven with the other LE brothers and sisters that are there. There’s no to hurt you guys there. I love you Kevin. We’ll talk again soon bro.

Your brother,


Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Police Department

February 23, 2018

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