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Detective Michael L. Raburn | King County Sheriff's Office, Washington King County Sheriff's Office, Washington


Michael L. Raburn

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 27, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Sword

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Michael Raburn was stabbed with a sword while responding to the home of a mentally disturbed person. He was working plainclothes at the time to serve an eviction on the tenant. When he knocked on the front door the suspect reached through the doorway and stabbed. Detective Raburn was able to fire several shots at the suspect while retreating. A SWAT team forced entry later in the night and shot and killed the suspect.

Detective Raburn had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Mike worked off-duty security at the bank where I worked. We had been held up several times over the years, and it was nice to know we had Mike to protect us. It was hard to believe our protector had fallen, we were heartbroken. Thanks for your service Mike - it was greatly appreciated.

Jim Whitman
bank teller
December 3, 2016


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