Parking, shuttle information for Officer Burton’s Sunday viewing

City of Richmond officials are expecting thousands of people to attend K9 Officer Seara Burton’s Sunday viewing. Nearby parking will be scarce because the parking lots of the City Building, Wayne County Courthouse, and Annex Building are reserved for law enforcement and first responders. Other parking locations are listed on the map. A free shuttle service will run between these lots and the Richmond City Building, or guests can choose to walk to the visitation. The line to enter the building will be in the City Building’s upper parking lot on the south side of the building.

Visitation, funeral plans announced for Officer Seara Burton; RCS plans eLearning day

Richmond Police Department has announced the upcoming services for K-9 Officer Seara Burton, and Richmond Community Schools has announced it will conduct an eLearning day for all of its students on the day of the funeral. The viewing will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Richmond Municipal Building, 50 N. Fifth St., Richmond. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Richmond High School’s Tiernan Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway.

Saturday update: Officer transferred to Richmond-area hospice

Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton was transferred from the Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley
Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, to a hospice facility in the Richmond area on Saturday. “She will continue receiving excellent care and be surrounded by her family,” according to a news release from RPD Chief Mike Britt and Majors Jon Bales and Aly Tonuc. “The family is grateful for all of the community support but does request privacy at this time. Please be respectful of the family’s wishes while they spend this precious time with Seara.” In related news, an online benefit auction begun last Wednesday to help Burton’s family is continuing Tuesday, Sept.

Monday’s Little League game to start at 5:20 p.m. on ESPN2, local radio

Team Great Lakes (based in Hagerstown, Indiana) captured an electrifying 8-7 walk off win over Team Midwest (Davenport, Iowa) in opening-round play Thursday in the Little League World Series. Preston Allred scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning in the David vs. Goliath matchup when an errant throw sailed over the first baseman’s head. Team Great Lakes was to play at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, on ESPN, but the game was delayed because of rain, and was rescheduled to 5:20 p.m. on ESPN2.

Want to be on Cambridge City council? Make a call by Saturday

Cambridge City residents have just a couple of days to express interest in filling a council vacancy. Any Republican who lives within town limits who wants to serve on council is eligible for consideration. Councilman Nathan Riggs, who works and has a young family, stepped down as of Aug. 1, citing his other pressing time commitments. Because the town only has one precinct, the Wayne County Republican Party does not need to conduct a caucus to choose a new council member.

Little League team heading to World Series

Team Indiana (Hagerstown) defeated Team Kentucky (London) Thursday in the championship game of the Great Lakes regional in an extra inning thriller. With the game tied at 3-3, in the bottom of seventh inning, Graham Vinson delivered a walk off single to drive Jake Troutwine across the plate for a 4-3 win. It is the first time since 2012 that an Indiana Team has advanced to Little League World Series.

7:30 p.m. update: ‘Blue Friday’ clothing at RCS, banner, tourney, shirts among signs of support for officer

Richmond Community Schools has designated Friday as “Blue Friday,” and several area school districts are encouraging blue clothing Friday. such as Western Wayne, Northeastern, Nettle Creek and Centerville-Abington. While Friday has traditionally been “red and white day,” RCS officials encourages its students, employees and community members to wear blue to show their support for Officer Seara Burton and the brave first responders who show community support daily. “We extend our thoughts and prayers to Officer Burton and her family during these troubling times,” Superintendent Dr. Curtis Wright said. “To our courageous first responders, RCS will always stand with you just as you have always stood with us.”

1 a.m. update: ISP releases suspect’s name, details on traffic stop before officer shooting

While officers were speaking with a man whose moped had been stopped, he shot several rounds toward officers, police said, leaving a Richmond Police Department officer “in very critical condition” Wednesday night. Indiana State Police is investigating the officer-involved shooting that took place shortly after 6:30 p.m. on the city’s north side. Richmond Police K9 Officer Seara Burton, a 28-year-old Northeastern High School alumna, was wounded after responding to a call from other officers to assist with a traffic stop in the area of North 12th and C streets. Burton located the vehicle, which was a moped being ridden by an adult male, and made a traffic stop at that location. During the traffic stop, Burton’s K9 partner Brev was used to conduct an open-air sniff around the moped and indicated the possible presence of narcotics, according to a news release from Sgt.

Little League’s Team Indiana moves to Championship game!

The rain delay Monday did nothing to dampen the resolve of Team Indiana on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and as usual, it was a complete team effort. The purple gang defeated Team Kentucky by the final score of 3-1. Marshal Mastin (KY) and Kaden Hall (IN) hooked up in a pitchers’ duel. Mastin only surrendered one base hit, striking out nine.