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Burrell retires after 20.5 years at the Courthouse


Desi Burrell

In 1998, Desi Burrell was hired as the clerk of court at the Petersburg Courthouse, and 20.5 years later, she retired as magistrate judge on May 20.

"It's been an amazing career," said Burrell. "I love the people that I work with, and that's statewide, not just here in Petersburg."

Through her work, Burrell said she has been able to contribute to the community of Petersburg and help its citizens. Burrell discovered her passion for helping people early in life when she began working in the hospitality business. She also worked in construction for a while until she was in a plane crash in 19...

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