An Indiana police officer dies more than a month after being shot in the head during a traffic stop in August.
Officer Seara Burton, 28, died on Sunday evening at Reid Health while surrounded by her family, according to the Richmond Police Department.
‘Our hearts are heavy as we grieve alongside Officer Seara Burton’s family, colleagues, loved ones and the Richmond community she so nobly served,’ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb wrote in a statement.
‘Officer Burton dedicated four years and her life to the Richmond Police Department and lived the oath she took to serve and protect to the fullest.’
Burton was shot in the head by Phillip Lee, 47, during a drug-related traffic stop on the evening of August 10. She was set to be married nine days after to Sierra Neal.
The police department led a procession outside of the hospital on Monday with multiple cop cars preceding before and after Burton’s Hearse.
Locals, hospital staff, and officers lined up on the sidewalk to salute Burton during her…