John and Andy were the first two officers killed at one time in the history of Charlotte and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
The officers patrolled Boulevard Homes - a housing project that was notorious for crime.
On October 5, 1993 John and Andy were chasing a suspect who ran into a wooded area near the Boulevard Homes housing project.
The suspect shot and killed the two officers.
In the 25 years since, Charlotte has erected a memorial Uptown to honor all officers who died in the line of duty. Burnette's and Nobles' names are there.
That's not the only place.
City officials tore down Boulevard Homes and built the Renaissance Development.
Two roads in that development are now named after the officers.
But now 25 years later much of CMPD rank and file never knew John and Andy. Rookie Officers hear the cautionary tale and try to understand why and how, but most will never understand that it was more than just two active duty officers killed in the line of duty by a worthless Mofo. It was the beginning of the end of a good department.
CMPD Hope will hold the 24th Annual Burnette-Nobles Memorial golf tournament on Monday, May 20, 2019. More Info is here.