Vigil for Officer Seara Burton Offers Brings Hope and Comfort

August 16, 2022

On Friday Evening, August 12th, the Richmond community came together to offer hope and comfort to Officer Burton and her family. Officer Seara Burton, 28, a four-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department, was injured in the line of duty and remains in critical condition.

Members of the Richmond Area Minister Association, Mayor Dave Snow, Richmond Police Chief Britt, and Wayne County Sherrif Retter all spoke at the vigil, sharing words of support and encouragement.

“Tonight, we stand here to fight with Seara and we’ll keep fighting with Seara,” said Richmond Mayor Dave Snow.

“One of my warriors was hurt and needs your prayers. I have been asking for that, you have responded, and they are felt,” Police Chief Britt said.

This show of support is a testament to the strength of the Richmond community and its commitment to standing together in times of hardship. Officer Burton and her family are in the thoughts of the entire community as they continue to fight for her recovery.

A recording of the Prayer Vigil to Support Officer Seara Burton is available on Whitewater Community Television's Facebook page.

Signs of support for Officer Burton and her family were visible throughout the vigil with many in attendance wearing blue. On Friday, area schools and many businesses encouraged their employees to wear blue in support of Officer Burton as well. Many businesses are offering their support in the form of monetary donations, donations of food and drinks, and the printing of yard signs.

The family has asked for privacy at this difficult time but expressed their appreciation for the outpouring of support from the community. The Richmond City Employees Federal Credit Union is accepting donations to help the family with any expenses. Checks should be made payable to Blue Angels or donations can be made online through Venmo.

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