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

Detective

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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I remember the day Mike Rayburn was killed. I was working with a Law Enforcement agency near Seattle and when I received the news I got so mad I punched a wall and ended up breaking my hand. So many years have passed since that day, but the memory of it never will. Rest easy Mike.

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter
March 27, 2016

 

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