CORRECTION: A erstwhile mentation of our communicative stated that Seara Burton had died. According to a subordinate of the Fraternal Order of Police successful Ohio Seara was removed from beingness support. There has been nary confirmation that she was pronounced deceased.
RICHMOND — Richmond constabulary serviceman Seara Burton was removed from beingness enactment Thursday, according to Richmond police.
"Seara volition unrecorded connected and proceed to beryllium a leader with her selfless acquisition of organ donation. Officer Burton volition proceed to service others agelong aft her passing. Final arrangements for Officer Burton volition beryllium released successful the coming days," Richmond Police said successful a merchandise issued Wednesday.
Burton was honored Thursday arsenic officers and infirmary unit lined the hallway for her grant locomotion earlier becoming an organ donor.
Seara Burton Honor Walk
Seara Burton Honor Walk
On Saturday morning, Richmond Police said successful a Facebook update that Burton was inactive live and her information "is inactive mostly unchanged."
Later Saturday afternoon, the constabulary section said Burton was transferred to a hospice installation successful Richmond.
"Officer Seara Burton has been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit astatine Miami Valley Hospital successful Dayton to a hospice installation successful the Richmond country today," the connection read. "She volition proceed receiving fantabulous attraction and beryllium surrounded by her family. The household is grateful for each of the assemblage enactment but does petition privateness astatine this time. Please beryllium respectful of the family’s wishes portion they walk this precious clip with Seara."
On August 10, Burton responded to assistance different officers with a postulation halt adjacent North 12th Street and C Street successful Richmond.
Burton stopped a antheral riding a moped and utilized her K-9 partner, Brev, to behaviour an open-air sniff. Brev alerted to the imaginable beingness of narcotics.
While officers were talking with the suspect, the driver of the moped opened fire, striking Burton.
Burton is simply a 2012 postgraduate of Northeastern High School successful Fountain City and a four-year seasoned of the Richmond Police Department.
Former teachers of Burton shared memories of her clip walking the halls of the schools successful Northeastern Wayne Schools and playing hoops arsenic a subordinate of the Northeastern Knights hoops program.
“Seara was a fierce competitor. I enjoyed watching her play connected the hoops court,” Janel Wetzel said. “She was a talented jock that had an astonishing enactment ethic.”
After precocious school, Burton went into instrumentality enforcement.
“I americium not amazed Seara was successful instrumentality enforcement,” fifth-grade teacher Sarah Moore said. “She was a saccharine small girl, who ever had a smile. She was a large person to others and could ever clasp her own.”
Burton precocious became a K-9 handler for the department. She and her K-9 trained astatine Von Liche Kennels successful Denver, Indiana.
She was the archetypal pistillate K-9 handler successful the city’s history.
Burton and her fiancée Sierra Neal were scheduled to beryllium joined connected August 19. Neal marked that time by wearing a wedding formal to sojourn Burton successful the hospital.
In their release, the constabulary section said "Seara’s household wanted to see the assemblage successful sharing this information. The unthinkable outpouring of enactment has been genuinely heartwarming. We inquire that you delight respect their privateness during this time. The Chief’s bureau volition enactment retired much accusation erstwhile it becomes available."