2009-07-29 / Opinions & Letters

Fallen officer is remembered

Today, Wednesday, marks the 16th anniversary of the shooting death of Indiana State Police Trooper and Delphi resident Todd Burman. He was fatally shot by a Camden resident while assisting the Camden Town Marshal with the arrest of the man.

According to the Comet story about the tragedy, the 66-year-old shooter suffered an apparent heart attack and died immediately after shooting Burman.

Trooper Burman was the son of Newton County Deputy Sheriff Gerald Burman of Kentland and Evelyn Cooper of Kokomo. He was the stepson of Linda Burman.

Trooper Burman was assigned to the Lafayette State Police Post in 1990 and died in 1993.

The Comet editorial of Aug. 4, 1993, about the death of Trooper Burman read, "A flash of gunfire and a life is taken. A life devoted to helping make this a better world in which to live. Todd Burman was a dedicated police officer, one who made anyone who knew him proud to say so. Everyone to whom we have talked had nothing but praise for his service through the Indiana State Police and the professionalism he always exhibited in all situations. We are sure this is a better world because of Officer Burman."

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