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Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa | Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming

Patrolman

Michael Angel Rosa

Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch: Saturday, July 15, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Michael Rosa was shot and killed by the city's director of safety after a heated argument. It was alleged that the suspect killed Patrolman Rosa to keep him from testifying about corruption in the department. The suspect was charged with Patrolman Rosa's murder but was acquitted in trial.

Patrolman Rosa was an undercover narcotics officer and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

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I knew Michael Rosa in Rock Springs. He went by another name at first the name was Carlos Pacheco. Some friends and I were working at the Silver Dollar when he came to work as a bar back. We were living in a hotel and I think he must have thought we were prostitutes (we weren't - but there were plenty in town. Mainly at the BBQ Shack ran by Mr. Dottsy). We were going to leave Rock Springs and Mike brought over his son and daughter to our hotel to say good bye to us. I always wondered if they remembered that?
One friend of ours stayed in Rock Springs and she called us the night he was killed. She worked at the hospital and told us he came in DOA.
We were very sorry to hear about that.

Janet Maxwell
I knew him in Rock Springs
November 27, 2016

 

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