Trooper Kevin Burman was off duty when he came upon an unlawful situation. He did what any policeman was supposed to do when on or off duty.
Another Bizarre Incident on Polk County Roads, GOODRICH, June 24, 2013 - At around 3 pm on June 23, 2013, Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol was off duty and driving in his personal vehicle west-bound on FM-1988 East. As Burman was approaching Highway 59 he came upon two young men in the middle of a fist fight in the middle of 1988. According to Burman, the two men were slugging it out and not holding back. Burman got out of his car and ordered the men to stop fighting. One of the men, Deshawn Jayron Patton, 20, of Cleveland complied with Burman's order and sat down. The other man, Michael Ray Brasher, 24, of Goodrich didn't believe Trooper Burman was a cop and requested identification. When Burman produced and identification, Brasher stated that it was fake and didn't believe Burman was a policeman. Burman pulled Brasher back as he was walking away and Brasher began to resist. Burman put an arm bar on Brasher and took him to the ground holding him there until Brasher agreed obey Burman's lawful orders. Burman summoned on duty police and a surplus of deputies and troopers arrived. Deshawn Patton was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles). Michael Brasher was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct. Both were driven to Polk County Jail (in separate units) and booked into jail.