Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kevin Michael Burrell

Compton Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 1993

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Reflections for Officer Kevin Michael Burrell

Kevin was a family friend. I'll never forget the night of the shooting. It was my birthday and I was out to dinner with family. When the news broke of an officer being shot we were so afraid it was our own family member. And although it wasn't our blood, it was you Kevin, and that was just as bad. Thank you and Ofcr. James McDonald for your service. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

compton resident
grateful citizen

April 15, 2014

Kevin I will never forget your words of encouragement to me while in Rio Hondo Police Academy and my many ride alongs with CPD! I think about you and your partner often! I have transitioned from officer to Civilian Crime Anaylyst with LAPD! Two heroes gone but not forgotten Rest in peace!

Crime Analyst

February 23, 2014

Hey kevin, I remember the time you caught the chicken pox in the academy and showed up to class anyways! They sent you home and you had to start with the next academy class. You took me aside one time and told me to be strong and hang in there. You were a great Christian brother! Never forget all your jokes and the times we tried not to laugh during inspection during the academy. I will never forget your smiling face! Rest in peace brother

Chaplain Paul Canas
los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department

January 29, 2014

I will never forget you Kevin, you were a true friend. I was just talking with one of your best friends (Megellan) about him trying to get a memorial sign on the 91 freeway in you and your partner's honor, hopefully it will become a reality soon. You are missed, love you and your family, especially your mom Edna.

Sergeant Nina Brown
Los Angeles Police Department

October 4, 2013

May you both be resting in eternal peace!

Police Officer III J. Romo

September 4, 2013

I went to Compton High with Kevin class of '81. I remember having history together in the 200 building. This man gave his life to protect us. I just returned from the military in October of 1992 and remember watching the news of two officers being shot near Gonzales park where I played baseball during the parks heyday. A few weeks ago I took my daughter to the park to show her where her daddy played little league and noticed that the park changed its name from West park to Burrell/MacDonald park.


September 2, 2013

I was 12 when this happened, i heard the shots, as I lived a few blocks south of the incident. I saw their memorial in the ground, it should be more of a visible memorial.

citizen Ricardo De La Torre

March 3, 2013

I just wanted to thank Mayor Eric Perrodin, Deputy Tim Brennan, and the rest of the Compton PD/Sheriff for keeping my Uncle Kevin's memory alive. The 20 year memorial was beautiful! The fact that you do this with only asking that our families be present shows that these fallen officers were more than just co-workers to you. Each year, this memorial helps to remove the pain of how we loss them, and replace that void with loving thoughts and memories of the great times we all shared. Although they are gone, you do a great justice in keeping their spirits alive. On behlaf of my little cousin Kevin Michael Burrell II, my grandmother, and the rest of my family, WE THANK YOU ALL!! Nephew Omari Burrell.

Omari Burrell
Nephew of Kevin Burrell.

February 25, 2013

I would just like to say that I have never forgoten OFC. Burrell and OFC. Macdonald. I was in the Fullerton Police academy when they lost there lives. I have always kept them in my mind. I still remember reading the paper that Burrell would always sing "I will always love you". Every time I hear that song I think of Burrell and Macdonald.

Corporal Joe Torres
Fullerton P.D.

February 23, 2013

You are still remembered. See you at the Memorial Ceremony tonight at 1900 hours.

Officer Salvador Villa
Compton School Police Dept

February 22, 2013

Kevin, it has beeen some years. i just went to the area where you were taken away . Rest in Peace

Police Officer
Compton Unified School Police Dept.

February 8, 2013


I still think about you from time to time. It has been many many years since you rode with me, first as an explorer and then finally as a sworn officer. Many good memories, a good man lost well before his time. God bless

Compton PD 1990-2000

Lt. Tom Eskridge--Retired
Compton PD/ Redondo Beach PD

December 22, 2012

I was just sitting her at work and I thought of you today. I remember the days at CSUDH we talked about police work and our futures. I had just been with LAPD for 7 or 8 years and you were finishing your education. I always knew you would be a leader as you were soo excited about your future as a Law Enforcement Officer. Big Brother, I do miss you. I miss your laughs, your skills on the basketball court and most important, how you treated others. Until we meet again.

Michael Brox, Detective III
Los Angeles Police Department

August 30, 2012

Kevin, You were a great friend and a great mentor. I will always remember your smile. I enjoyed your wisdom and let me tell you, Kevin, YOU WERE RIGHT. A COLLEGE EDUCATION DOES PAY OFF. I remember our long talks and how you put me in my place when I told you I wanted to join the Military and then become a COP. You told me to go to College, first! I didn't want to go to College, period; But your words always echoed in my mind.. 'Esther, You need a Back Up Plan. I did what you suggested, I thanked God for putting you in my life. You supported me while we were in the Compton Explorers Program and later encouraged me while I was away to War. My Friend, I work next door now; I remember you often. My daughter will be 19 this year. On her B/D, I dedicate a special prayer for you. My 3 kids and husband know about you and your magical way of making folks feel special. You were one of kind on Earth and I know the Angels are happy to have you in Heaven. Thank you and your Partner for your service. I know I will see you in Heaven one day.

LA County Probation Department

April 21, 2012

Thanks for your 5 years of services, Kevin.


February 22, 2012

Kevin--I never was fortunate enough to meet you but I wanted to let you know that you recently helped put a gangster on death row with an old carjack arrest report from 1991. LIL Red stepped up an testified for the both of you. Good job Kevin and God Bless.

Retired OCSD Investigator Sean Murphy
Riverside DA

February 11, 2012

Rest in peace.. You are not forgotten

anonymous.. los angeles

January 2, 2012

Hey Kevin how are the angels treating you? I went to your grave site on February 23 and and paid my respects to you my friend. Our buddy Deputy Gary Davis reminded me to turn the siren on for you. Remember how you loved the red and blue emergency lights and the sound of the siren. We both agreed that you were smiling when you heard siren and saw the lights flashing on my police car. We love you Kevin and we all still share great stories about you. You are our HERO Kevin. God speed my friend. Continue to look out for us as we stand tall and do our jobs. We miss you Bro... ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!!

Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Police Department Ca.

February 24, 2011

Just Thinking About The old days. Rest in Peace bro.

R. Patterson Sergeant
L.A.U.S.D. Police

March 11, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

You are not forgoten

Ofc. G. Watts # 2062
San Francisco Police Dept

May 21, 2009

I remmber KEVIN from compton high school.He was always nice and peaceful.Ill always think of him.Class of AD1,1981.


February 28, 2009

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005


February 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 23, 2009

I remember first meeting Kevin when he was a police explorer. I dont think I ever met anyone who wanted to be a cop more than he did! The first time he rode with me I pointed out to kevin that at his size the football coaches in high school must have stalked him like tigers to get him to play! He laughed and said "yeah, but I just wanted to play basketball!" To me, this showed Kevin for what he truly was, a gentle giant. To Kevin's family if you happen to read this, I was once told that many american indians say that a man is not truly dead if there are people left that remember and talk about him. If this is true, he is still alive in the people that knew him! God bless you Kevin, you were a great cop but an even better friend!

Ofc. G. R. Eaves (Retired)
Compton Police Dept.

November 12, 2008

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