Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 2001

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed

Your memory is carried throughout FWC academies and across state lines with those who learned about you and your sacrifice. Every October I faithfully complete your memorial workout and share it with others.


October 19, 2020

Roy, wanted to let you know we were thinking about you. Was looking at our class picture reminiscing about some of the great times we in peace brother!

Major Jay Russel
Classmate- FWC Class 1

October 16, 2020

Here at The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we are a family. While loss can be very painful for any family, our family is strong. Today, we in Class 39 completed our first memorial workout in honor of Officer Roy R. Burnsed, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on October 26, 2001. We proudly completed the workout within the time constraints as a testament to Officer Burnsed’s own strength and achievements. We will continue to honor this officer and all other members of our family who have fallen. Though he may be gone, we will remember him and his final sacrifice.


FWC Recruit Class 39

October 29, 2019

Rest in peace Wildlife Officer Burnsed.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2019

Myself and fellow officers placed wreaths made by your mother at the crash site this morning. The story of your dedication to wildlife law enforcement was told at this annual event. Taps was played as we honored your sacrifice.

Captain Jeff Ardelean

October 29, 2018

Roy I still think of you all the time my brother. I miss you so much, RIP.

SPO Rick Scilabro, K-9 Handler
Temple Terrace Police Department

November 28, 2017

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s core foundations are based on values and family. These beliefs rang through the streets of downtown Tallahassee as Class 35 participated in a memorial workout in honor of Officer , our own fallen family member. The loss of a family member, especially a fellow sworn law enforcement officer Roy R. Burnsed, is tragic and never forgotten. It is a constant reminder of the dangers involved with protecting the public and environment. As a class, we were proud to start and finish the workout, together, in honor of this brave officer and family member. May your name never be forgotten and your legacy never fade, thank you for your service.

FWC Class 35

November 3, 2017

I and my wife thank everyone who has expressed such kind and heartfelt thoughts (reflections) about Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed!!!!

We continue to pray for Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed’s family and their heartbreak at the loss of a son and husband!!!!

May God’s sustaining presence rest and abide with you always!!!!

Charles Randall
Forever Tied Together

November 15, 2014

Thinking of you during National Police Memorial Week. You are loved and missed by all who knew you. Rest in Peace brother.

Captain Ken Parramore

May 8, 2014

We will never forget, continue to rest in peace Wildlife Officer Burnsed.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Burnsed. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Love you!


November 20, 2011

Continue to rest in peace Officer Burnsed, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Lil' Roy , Dad planted a beautiful Live Oak in your memory this morning. Big and strong just like you, we miss you so much, we love you so much! Not a day goes by that you are not thought of in a very special way! All our Love until we meet again. Dad, Mom Stacy,Loren and Casey XXXXXOOOOO

Brenda Burnsed

July 17, 2011

Happy 35th Birthday! Love You

Jennifer Nichols

July 17, 2011

Just thinking about you....Love & miss you, can't believe it will be 10 years in October.


February 1, 2011

My first husband was killed in the line of duty just 23 days before Roy died. He was a NC State Trooper. I think ODMP was relatively new then as it was several months later before I learned of this site. I hope you have found the strength to move on with life and have as much happiness as possible while still having a hole in your heart. I kept telling myself to live like my husband would have wanted me to live - not depressed or angry the rest of my life. So with the grace of God, I have been able to find peace and happiness in life again. My prayers are with you and the rest of Roy's family as we get ready to start another year without our loved ones!

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

December 29, 2010

Remembering our beautiful angel today, nine long years have passed and you are missed and loved more than words can say.Our wonderful memories of you keep us going they become more precious everyday. And as you look down upon us we know you are not far away we love and miss you with all our hearts Dad, Mom, Stacy, Carlos, Loren and Casey XXXXXXOOOOOO


October 26, 2010

Mrs. Burnsed, may you know that we have not forgotten your HERO. Time does not take the pain in your heart away, but it does ease. Thank you Officer Burnsed for your service, dedication and protection to all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Lil Roy today you would be 34 years young we miss you so much I can still see your big smiles and your feel your big hugs, we will always hold your love in our hearts forever. We planted another Live Oak tree in your memory today it will grow big, strong, and live in your memory for many, many years all our love always and forever Dad and Mom XXOO

Dad and Mom

July 17, 2010

I still think of you all the time, and miss you so much. You will always live forever in my heart, brother.


Officer Rick Scilabro
Fomer FWC Officer / Temple Terrace Officer

March 12, 2010

I think of you often Roy. You were a great person and a wonderful friend. Thanks for the memories. I love you man.


Patrick Hilderbrand

December 5, 2009

As I sat & read of an Alabama Officer who was killed last night, my thoughts turned to you. Just wanted to leave a post to say that you are still much loved & missed!

Jennifer Nichols

December 4, 2009

I Love & Miss you Roy!

Jennifer Nichols

October 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To your loved ones: I understand the anquish of losing a beloved and know the hurt never goes away...the pain and the pride are forever. To your parents: Losing a child must surely be one of life's greatest sorrows and forever alters your life. I pray for solace for each of you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 26, 2009

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