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  • Name Todd Brent BURROUGHS 
    Birth 27 Oct 1977  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 29 May 2016  Stoneville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44147  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2021 

    Father Bruce BURROUGHS 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sandra COOK 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F15920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebekah Louise EDWARDS 
     1. Avery BURROUGHS
     2. Delaney BURROUGHS
     3. Corbin BURROUGHS
     4. Lelia BURROUGHS
     5. Natalie BURROUGHS  [Birth]
    Family ID F15919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2022 

  • Photos
    Burroughs, Todd Brent
    Burroughs, Todd Brent
    Todd Brent Burroughs and his dog.

  • Notes 
    • From: D Brewer
      Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2016 8:39 AM
      To: David Marshall
      Subject: Fw: ToThi is Donna Wray's son-in-law

      Charles Crabtree sent this to me.

      "Joy is the echo of God's Life within us."

      On Friday, June 3, 2016 7:03 PM, Charles Crabtree wrote:


      Attached is a copy of the obit and news story with regard to Todd Brent Burroughs Death


      Born: Thursday Oct 27, 1977
      Died: Sunday May 29, 2016

      Todd Brent Burroughs
      October 27, 1977 - May 29, 2016

      Todd Brent Burroughs, 38, caring, loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, father, husband, and friend, of 3287 Garrett Road in Stoneville, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, at his home.

      A funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, June 4, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

      Todd was born October 27, 1977 in Rockingham County, NC. He was the owner and operator of Todd Burrough's Grading and Hauling Company.

      He is survived by his wife, Bekah Edwards Burroughs of the home; children, Avery, Delaney, Corbin, Leila, and Natalie of the home; parents, Bruce and Sandra Cook Burroughs of Stoneville; sister, Pamela Reynolds (Samuel) of Reidsville; niece, Roslyn Reynolds; mother-in-law, Donna Wray; sister-in-law, Amy Kyles; brothers-in-law, Frankie Edwards (Nicky)and D. J. Edwards; and special friends, Rodney Woods (Evon), Rodney Cook, Neal Shively (Cheryl), Barry Stuart (Rachel), and Cody Slaughter.
      Preceding him in death was his brother, "Buddy" Burroughs; and grandparents, Dock and Doris Burroughs, J.C. and Clara Bell Cook.

      Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (12 - 1 PM) at Fair Funeral Home.

      The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fair Funeral Home, PO Box 337, Eden, NC 27289, to assist with funeral expenses.
      Online condolences may be offered to the family at

      Newspaper Article:

      STONEVILLE - A man was fatally shot by Rockingham County deputies early Sunday morning in front of his wife and children.

      Law enforcement did not immediately identify the man, but his father and a long-time friend identified the man as Todd Burroughs, 38, of Stoneville.

      Two deputies were patrolling north of Stoneville about 1:50 a.m. when they spotted a pickup truck behind a business, said Scott Williams, special agent in charge with the State Bureau of Investigation. Williams did not know the location or name of the business.

      Thinking the truck looked suspicious, the deputies tried to pull it over. When the truck didn't stop, they followed it for several miles with their blue lights on, Williams said.

      The truck stopped in a driveway on Garrett Road. Williams said the driver got out and struggled with the deputies.
      The man was shot by the deputies and died at the scene, Williams said. The SBI agent declined to say if he was armed.

      One of the deputies was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries. He had not been shot, and authorities said his wounds are not life-threatening.
      The SBI said it won?t make public the names of the deputies until agents interview both men.

      Burroughs' father, Bruce Burroughs, and Burroughs' friend, J.W. Shough, confirmed Todd Burroughs' death Sunday and provided more details.

      Bruce Burroughs said his grandchildren, who were in the truck, recounted for him what happened.
      Bruce Burroughs and Shough said the family - Todd Burroughs, his wife Rebekah, and two of their children, ages 10 and 9 - were coming home from a wedding early Sunday.

      According to Bruce Burroughs, Todd Burroughs pulled into the driveway of his home and got out of the pickup truck. The deputies used a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue him.

      When Todd Burroughs took a bottle of water from his truck to help ease the effects of the pepper spray, the deputies ordered him to drop it. Burroughs' dog got between him and the deputies and was shot, then Burroughs was shot. The dog also died from its wounds.

      A later call to the SBI seeking comment on this version of events was not returned. A call to Burroughs' wife also was not returned.

      "I'm trying to figure out some way to make sense out of it, and there?s no way to make any sense out of it," Bruce Burroughs said. "I lost my oldest boy two years ago from diabetes complications and that was a hard one to get over. I?m not sure I?m going to get over this one."

    • The following was published by the Greensboro, North Carolina News & Record newspaper on July 9, 2016.

      STONEVILLE ? While public information requests to the Rockingham County Sheriff?s Office from the News & Record for files, dashcam and body-camera footage related to a deputy-involved shooting Sunday morning have been refused, an audio tape of the incident has appeared on the internet video site YouTube.

      Todd Brent Burroughs, 38, was shot to death by deputies in his own driveway on Garrett Road in Stoneville following a traffic stop.

      The State Bureau of Investigation, the agency charged with investigating the shooting, said deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle behind a business. Investigators have said that Burroughs didn't stop for several miles, even though deputies followed Burroughs' pickup truck for several miles using blue lights.

      In the audio on YouTube sirens can be heard as well in a chase sequence that appears to continue for approximately a 1 minute, 34 seconds, with speeds of 50 mph, according to the recording.

      Family members have said Burroughs got out of the truck in his driveway and that deputies used pepper spray and a stun gun on Burroughs and also shot his dog.

      SBI special agent in charge Scott Williams told the News & Record on Sunday that Burroughs struggled with deputies and was shot.

      There is no indication whether the nearly 12-minute YouTuberecording was edited or posted in full.
      Officers on the recording are identified only as No. 21 and No. 18. Their names have not been made public by the sheriff's office or the SBI.

      The News & Record asked for a list of deputies' call numbers, and Rockingham County Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Suthard responded in an email that that information is not subject to records laws.

      "After consulting with our legal team, I have been told that we cannot release the deputies' call/badge numbers as they are not part of the public record," Suthard wrote. "I am told that the SBI will be releasing the names of the deputies involved in Sunday's incident in the near future, though I am not sure exactly when that will be."

      Suthard also sent separate emails to reporters to say that the requested video would not be released per the county's policy. The county's written response has not been received.

      But the scenario that unfolds on the audio account appears to confirm the outline of events as related by Williams and others. The audio details that the first report of shots fired was at 3 minutes and 53 seconds into the audio.

      Here is how that scenario ? times are intervals into the recording ? unfolded in the audio account posted on YouTube:

      0:19 ? With his patrol vehicle?s siren blaring, a deputy can be heard giving Burroughs' location to a Rockingham County dispatcher as he's following a white Dodge pickup truck on Fulp Sawmill Road [which runs east from U.S. 220 Business in Stoneville].

      0:37 ? The deputy and truck are now on Price Road.

      0:43 ? Deputy tells the dispatcher that he is chasing Burroughs, and that the vehicle was on the side of the road.

      1:04 ? Deputy asks for help in the chase; says both vehicles are traveling about 50 mph.

      1:22 ? Dispatcher wants to know what additional officers would be responding too.

      1:29 ? Deputy calls out the truck?s license plate numbers.

      1:43 ? Burroughs and Deputy turn onto Garrett Road, heading east.

      2:17 ? Deputy: ?C-Com, we just turned into a residence.? (Deputy doesn't know the address.) ?We?re still mobile,? he tells dispatcher.

      2:29 ? Deputy asks the dispatcher to limit talk on the channel until officers ?21 and 18? can tell the dispatcher what's going on.

      3:15 ? During a minute of silence, the dispatcher asks if everything is OK. Deputy: "10-4" (OK)

      3:53 ? Deputy: ?Copy 21, shots fired!? (21 is the person speaking)

      3:57 ? ?Copy, shots fired.? Unclear whether dispatch or 18.
      A male voice can be heard saying ?stay back? or ?go back.?

      4:01 ? Stoneville Police officer says he is on his way to Garrett Road.

      4:13 ? Dispatch says the pickup truck?s license plate comes back to 3287 Garrett Road, the address of the driveway where deputies stopped Burroughs.

      4:35 ? Dispatcher requests responding officers use lights and sirens.

      4:39 ? Deputy: ?Shots fired again!?

      4:45 ? Deputy: ?We need EMS! Man down!?

      5:01 ? Deputy: ?18, 18 to C-Com, have EMS en route, 10-39 [urgent, use lights and sirens], man down!?

      5:17 ? Dispatch: "Eighteen, who's shot, suspect or 21?"

      5:20 ? Deputy: ?Suspect.?

      5:36 ? An unidentified police officer asks dispatcher if the county needs assistance.

      5:39 ? Dispatch: ?They have not requested it at this time. If you have a unit that wants to start that way, the suspect is down at this time.?

      6:04 ? A responding officer asks for the Garrett Road address.

      6:11 ? Call tone for EMS is broadcast.

      6:34 ? Dispatcher gives Garrett Road to EMS. A radio in the background can be heard, on which a deputy says, ?CPR in progress, have EMS stage.?

      6:40 ? Dispatcher continues with EMS: ?Gunshot. Scene is secure at this time. CPR in progress.?

      6:50 ? Dispatcher tells Fire Station 70 to standby, gives the Garrett Road address, says time is 1:57 a.m.

      7:30 ? Dispatcher to EMS: ?Reference to a chase and gunshots. Suspect down at this time, CPR in progress.?

      8:08 ? Eden Police: ?All Eden units, just [for your information], CPR in progress with the suspect.?

      8:42 ? 9:40 ? Eden Police say alarm is going off in town.

      9:41 ? EMS to dispatcher: ?Be advised, let personnel on scene know that we have approximately 12 minutes until we get on the scene.?

      9:52 ? Dispatcher to EMS: ?Fire?s en route with you.?

      10:18-10:58 ? Discussion of who?s on the way.

      10:59 ? An unknown person asks if assistance is needed, to which the response is, ?We should be good.?

      11:15 ? Fire call tone is broadcast for Station 70, and dispatch says ?CPR in progress, scene secure, proceed in.?

      11:42 ? The recording of the incident ends.

      SBI investigators did not respond to calls Wednesday.
      A vigil for Todd Burroughs scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Rockingham County Courthouse has been announced on a Facebook page set up in his honor.