Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa

Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa

Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1978

Michael Angel Rosa

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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God bless the Rosa family, and give you peace. My family and I were in business in Rock Springs during those days, and virtually everyone knew of the crime and corruption that infested the town. I hope you find comfort in knowing there are very many people who believe Michael was a good officer, fearlessly trying to his duty. I didn't know Michael personally, but have tremendous respect for him.

Mark Haddock

July 25, 2017

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