|Kimberly "Kim" Burgess|
|Full Name||Kimberly "Kim" Burgess|
|Affiliation||Chicago Police Department, Intelligence Unit|
Police Officer (former)
Intelligence Unit Detective
|Relationships||Adam Ruzek (ex-fiancee) |
Nicole Silver (sister)
Jordan Silver (Brother in law)
Sean Roman (Ex-boyfriend)
|Season Debut||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Portrayed by||Marina Squerciati|
Detective Kim Burgess is a detective in the intelligence unit for the CPD.
Burgess is a former flight attendant and still remains close to the friends she made as co-workers. She is very good at her job as a patrol officer and may be a good candidate for Intelligence.
She has a good partnership with her partner, Atwater. Both are constant targets of Desk Sergeant Platt's attitude. However, they are generally able to laugh it off after shift.
Burgess has a good heart. When a woman is caught shoplifting bread to feed her son, Burgess pays for it and threatens the unyielding shopkeeper with fines for expired licenses. In a separate incident with a hoarder, Burgess discovers a kidnapped child hidden in the woman's basement.
Season 1 Edit
Kim and Officer Adam Ruzek have a close working friendship, frequently spending time bantering at work. Adam even helps her get revenge on Platt, a Desk Sergeant who treats Burgess and Atwater horribly. After a particularily stressful call, Adam and Kim share a kiss. Kim regrets this almost instantly as Adam is engaged. However at the end of the first season she is seen sleeping with Adam.
Season 2 Edit
In the Season two finale Ruzek surprises Burgess when he proposes in locker room. She says yes and they share a passionate kiss. As time goes by Kim realizes that Ruzek has commitment issues, calling out the engagement.
She develops feelings for her partner Sean Roman. Ruzek is jealous of their relationship and often argues with Roman. Roman and Kim eventually start dating until he is shot while on duty. Kim is accused of shooting the wrong person, as the kid she shot claims he had nothing to do with Roman's shooting. The gun is missing thus making it hard to prove. This episode of Chicago P.D. serves as a back door pilot for Chicago Justice. Kim and Roman are questioned intensively and Ruzek is very upset and jealous about their relationship even though he tries to show her that he supports her.
When Roman recovers he can no longer be a police officer and is transferred to a desk job. Refusing to work behind a desk he asks Kim to move to San Diego with him. He soon realises Kim belongs in the force and takes it back.. He leaves and the two are no longer dating.
Season 3 Edit
In season 3 its implied that Ruzek still loves her wants to resume his relationship with her.
Season 4 Edit
In season four, after Roman leaves Burgess is partnered with Julie Tay. Tay was a good cop who was being bullied by a commander who she refused to kiss one night in a bar. After Tay left, Burgess was partnered with Sorsenson not for too long since during the investigation of the murder of two cops he turned in his badge saying he did not want to die. With the departure of Antonio Dawson from the Intelligence Unit, Voight offered Burgess Antonio's spot, which she took without any hesitation.
Ruzek returns later on and was clearly only doing the undercover mission to avoid seeing Kim, something which bothered her as she brought the topic up with Voight a few times.
In Little Bit of Light, Kim tells Ruzek that her sister Nicole is coming to see her and tries to organise her and his desk to impress her. She quickly tells him that Nicole hates him and leaves it at that. Nicole later comes by and meets Kim and Adam. Ruzek tries to introduce himself and she says she knows about them, because their "engagement photo was on my fridge for 8 months". Erin and Jay watch in surprise and Ruzek doesn't know what to say and it's clear Nicole isn't happy with them getting back together. When they get home, Kim sees all of Nicole and her daughter's stuff in boxes. Nicole tells Kim that she and her husband are getting a divorce and will be staying in Chicago for a bit. Kim tries to help her settle in and sends her out on a 'fun' night while she spends time with her niece.