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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Thank you for being a positive force in the city of Compton. As I now sit here going through the process of becoming a Deputy Sheriff Trainee, I recall you coming over your mother's house in uniform weather you were stopping by right after work or just checking in during your shift and every time you laid eyes on me, you asked the same question "What's up cuzz?" I use to think it was so cleaver and it was our thing that we had between each other. So people would turn their heads like did that cop just say cuzz? But in actuality we are actual cousins. So I got to look cool in front of my friends for those encounters.

I pray that one day I will be able to pay it forward to the next generation of young kids that can look up the the men and women in uniform that are out there serving and protecting out communities and putting their life on the line. You and your partner Officer MacDonald are true heros. Rest in Heaven Big Kev.


Bicari (Corey) Evans

Bicari Evans
Family Member (cousin)

April 4, 2019

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