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Richmond officer Seara Burton dies after long battle

RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) — The Richmond Police Department announced in a Facebook post Sunday night that Officer Seara Burton has died from her injuries.

According to the Facebook post, Burton died at 9:59 p.m. Sunday at Reid Health surrounded by her loved ones.

Final arrangements will be announced as soon more details become available.

Gov. Eric Holcomb released this statement:

“Our hearts are heavy as we grieve alongside Officer Seara Burton’s family, colleagues, loved ones and the Richmond community she so nobly served. 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.

Janet and I send our condolences to Officer Burton’s family and loved ones as they search for peace and strength from a power greater than all we can muster.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb