18 Years After CHP Officer Was Killed, A Show Of Support At His Son’s Graduation

Imagine never forgotten. for this teen makes a difference. How could it not.

CBS Los Angeles

FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — The California Highway Patrol will honor one of its own at the high school graduation of an Orange County teen whose father was fatally shot in the line of duty 18 years ago.

Cameron Burt, 17, will get his diploma Wednesday from Brea Olinda High School.

The CHP will make its presence known at the ceremony, congratulating Cameron as he walks across the stage while honoring his father, Don Burt, a rookie killed during a traffic stop in Fullerton in 1996.

“We don’t forget those who have served before, and that’s what we really want to show — our support — to Cameron and the family. CHP is a family, so just because they’re not here with us today, we don’t forget about them,” Officer Paul Fox told CBS2’s Michele Gile.

Don’s wife, Kristin Burt Cooper, was 10 weeks from giving birth to their baby boy when her…

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