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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24 Years ago I lost a good friend. Officer Kevin Michael Burrell. I think of you often Kevin and of course every time I your favorite song... Whitney Houston "I will always love you." I remember you singing that song every time it came on the radio, some times drowning out Whitney Houston's voice with your voice singing lol. I wish like hell I could hear you sing that song one more time brother. Enjoy Heaven Kevin, and continue to keep a watchful over us all here on earth. LOVE YOU MY BROTHER. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!


February 21, 2017

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