Prayer Vigil to Honor Life of K9 Officer Seara Burton

August 7, 2023

The City of Richmond, in coordination with the Richmond Police Department, invites the public to join a prayer vigil in honor of K9 Officer Seara Burton. The prayer vigil will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., outdoors on the south steps of the Richmond Municipal Building, 50 N 5th Street.

Officer Seara Burton, a respected four-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department, tragically lost her life due to a severe head injury sustained during a traffic stop on August 10, 2022. Her dedicated service, devotion to duty, and work with the K9 unit have left a persisting mark on the community she served.

The prayer vigil will bring together the community to remember and honor Officer Burton's life. Officer Burton’s family and the Richmond Police Department welcome the community's support. The event serves as an opportunity for the people of Richmond to express their gratitude to Officer Burton for her service and sacrifice.

"Officer Burton was an exemplary officer," said Richmond Police Chief Mike Britt. "She always put her duty first and served the community with passion. This vigil is an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of a truly remarkable officer."

"It has been a difficult year as we've had to fully reconcile with the loss of K9 Officer Seara Burton," Said Richmond Mayor Dave Snow." Seara's legacy is unquestionable. She, her family, our Police Officers, and our City Team deserve this opportunity to gather and continue healing. I want to thank our amazing community for supporting us and lifting us through this loss."

We invite all members of the community to join us in honoring Officer Burton's memory. Her dedication to her duty, her love for her community, and her bravery in the face of danger are inspirations to us all.

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