Police asking for help to keep convicted cop killer behind bars

Police asking for help to keep convicted cop killer behind bars

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Police Department is reaching out to the public urging people to contact the Ohio Parole Board to keep convicted cop killer Wayne Reed behind bars.

“Please make your feelings known to the Parole Board,” they posted to Facebook Thursday morning.

Reed was convicted of the July 15, 1978 murder of Cincinnati Police Officer Charles Burdsall and admitted to a state prison on Jan. 21, 1979.

According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Burdsall had been dispatched to a convenience store around midnight to check on a report of a possible robbery in progress.

He pursued a vehicle out of the parking lot and stopped it.

When the officer ordered the occupant out of the car, the driver, Reed, got out and shot and killed Burdsall.

Burdsall was 29 when he was shot to death. He left behind a wife and three small children.

Reed was sentenced to 22 years to life.

His eligible parole date is May 30, 2019.

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