Police Officer Michael W. Burson, Sr.

Police Officer Michael W. Burson, Sr.

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, June 23, 1990

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Michael W. Burson, Sr.

Police Officer Michael Burson was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and slid into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

At the time of his death, he was escorting the widow of another police officer to her husband's funeral.

Officer Burson had served with the Orlando Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 330

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

funeral escort, motorcycle crash

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I remember when you passed, I was working that day. And I remember they had a city park named after you. But where did it go. Today I stopped by the shiny new OPD HQ on OBT and found a memorial dedicated to you in the OPD lobby. A motorcycle #1209 and a sign from the city park are in the lobby. I wish they would add a picture of your serious mustache game you had going. Smooth roads and beautiful sunsets to you Officer Burson. Thanks for being a guardian of Orlando.

Agt. J.A. Moss

November 17, 2023

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