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Police Officer Seara Burton

Richmond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Seara Burton

Heartbreaking. God bless Officer Burton’s fiancée, hope she’s doing ok. We are mourning her loss.

Explorer Peña
NYPD 68th Pct

September 29, 2022

Very sad. Rest in peace sister.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 28, 2022

We’ve got the line from here. RIP

Sergeant Joseph Taylor
Oswego County Sheriff’s

September 28, 2022

I just wept watching your fiancée give a speech at your funeral. Life isn’t fair. Be free.

A friend

September 27, 2022

Rest In Peace

John Ruth, AEMD
Life Line EMS Comms Specialist

September 27, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Burton. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 26, 2022

R I P Sister

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

September 25, 2022

Rest in Peace Sister

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family


Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

September 25, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Seara Burton and the extended law enforcement family of the Richmond Police Department, Indiana.

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 25, 2022

My condolences to your loved ones sis. We'll continue to good fight from here. Rest easy.

P.O. Sr. K. W. Hilton

September 24, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

September 23, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Burton. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Richmond Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 2022

You served with dignity and honor.

Lieutenant Brian LaRussa
NYPD ( Ret )

September 23, 2022

God’s peace and speed my Blue Sister. You are a true hero, and will never be forgotten. For Sierra , and the Burton family, I pray that you are blessed with strength, and can one day find peace. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God

P/O Robin Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 22, 2022

Rest in Peace my sister

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

September 22, 2022

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

September 22, 2022

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his or her family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Correctional Officer (Retired) G. Reed
Iowa Departament of Correction

September 22, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Burton. Thank You for your Service. My condolences to her Family and Friends.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/Fire Crew Officer/correctional peace off. Retired

September 21, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

September 21, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 21, 2022

I send my sympathies to Seara's fiancee and the rest of her family. You all have been in my prayers and I was so hopeful that this would end differently. What a hero and a shining light she was.

Amy Gaston Stehr
Indiana State Police Survivor

September 20, 2022

R.I.P. in Gods arms.

Deputy Guadalupe Cruz
Bexar County Constable Pct. 1

September 20, 2022

My sincere condolences to the department for losing someone as bright and as talented as you were.. And to your family for losing Someone they will never be able to replace. And finally to your canine canine who I'm sure it's grieving along with everyone

Linda Gibson

September 20, 2022

Rest in Paradise Sister Officer. Prayers for your family and co-workers. Thank you for your service.

Retired M/Sgt Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

September 20, 2022

My thought goes out to the family of Seara Burton and to her family of the Thin Blue Line. The laws that allow a person with drugs to carry a concealed gun, able to shoot and kill out men or women in Blue are rising. Little conciliation of the perpetrator being arrested and possibly brought to justice. Her life at 28 could have been filed with a lifetime of Blue line, but once again stopped too short. She never wavered in duty to put on the uniform and work hard for women in the ranks of Richmond Police to try to make the community a safer haven. Her Heroic act is testomic to her decision to take her sworn oath. May her she forever be legacy.

Anne Marie Wood,CSW<
Social Worker agauist the Parole of Persons who Commit the Muder

September 20, 2022

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