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Police Officer Michael Wayne Rivers | Hedwig Village Police Department, Texas Hedwig Village Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Michael Wayne Rivers

Hedwig Village Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, November 2, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Rivers was shot and killed as he and his partner were involved in a foot pursuit of a burglary suspect. Another officer was interviewing the two suspects in front of a local store when one of the men ran. Officer Rivers and his partner responded to the officer's call for assistance.

Officer Rivers' partner, who had tripped during the pursuit, heard two gun shots coming from across the parking lot. He and the original officer found Officer Rivers suffering from two shots to this head, one to his arm, and one to his leg.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and convicted of murder. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Rivers had served with the agency for only 1 year and had previously served with the Houston Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.

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Sorry, I forgot I already left one. You deserve many more, Love you.

Robert Quintano, former HPD
Partner, Houston Police
July 13, 2017


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