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Officer Seara Burton transferred to Richmond hospice facility



Richmond, Indiana — Seara Burton, the Richmond Police Department officer, has been transferred to a hospice care facility back in Richmond.

She was shot in the line of duty last month and was recently taken off life support.

Burton had previously been receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. The officer was shot on August 10 while responding to a call from other officers to help with a traffic stop near 12th Street and C Street in Richmond.

Burton had been on life support since the shooting occurred and last week she was taken off life support after her injuries were determined to be unrecoverable.

According to RPD, on Saturday, the officer was transferred from the Dayton hospital where she was initially treated to a hospice facility in the Richmond area.

“The family is grateful for all of the community support but does request privacy at this time,” RPD Major Jon Bales said. “Please be respectful of the family’s wishes while they spend this precious time with Seara.”