Oak Park Mourns Loss of Officer Kevin Bur…

Oak Park Mourns Loss of Officer Kevin Bur, Who Died in Motorcycle Crash

(Compiled, Sept. 9, 2014)

Oak Park Public Safety Officer Kevin Bur was off duty on Sept. 8 when he lost control on Bernstein Road in Commerce Township and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and died from his injuries.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Officer Kevin Burr. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. This is a huge loss for the City of Oak Park.”

Oak Park resident Christine Melkonian shared her recent meeting with Officer Bur. “One month ago a lost dog wandered to my home. Officer Bur came to tell me the owner was coming over to pick up the dog. He spent one hour talking to me and a friend of mine that happened to come over. He was the former owner of Scooplicious in Oak Park on 9 Mile. Officer Bur remembered him so he stayed outside where we were talking. He was the nicest person and so kind,” Melkonian said. “He left while waiting for that person to come pick up her dog. She finally came three hour later, and Officer Bur came by again, making sure she picked the dog up. I never saw an officer so concerned and kind. I never thought that would be the last time I’d see him. We take life for granted. Live every minute and be kind to one another. You never know when it will be the last time we see each other again!”

His death notice from Lynch Funeral Home reads “Kevin Allan Bur of Wolverine Lake was born September 25, 1967 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died September 8, 2014 at the age of 46.

Kevin is the beloved husband of 19 years to Lori. Loving father of Austin and Victoria Bur. Dear son of Kenneth and Joyce Bur. Brother of Scott (Amy) Bur. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends.

Kevin was a Public Safety Officer for the City of Oak Park where he served for 22 years.  He was also serving as the Treasurer for the South Oakland Chapter of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Saturday 10 AM. Friends may visit Thursday 5-9 PM, Friday 3-9 PM and Saturday 9 AM until time of service.”

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