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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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Jimmy, I'm sure your Dad is very proud of your accomplishment. He loves you unconditionally as does our Lord that brought all of us through the rough parts on our road of life. Your Dad was a true and wnderful friend. I still miss him and all of the great memories we all shared while he walked with us. If I ever need to cheer up and laugh, I think of your Dad and know that he's watching over us.
Take care of yourself. I'm proud of you as well!

Ken Knott

Officer Ken Knott
Medina P.D. Friend
September 22, 2012


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