Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa

Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa

Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1978

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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 to a grand jury about corruption in the department. He was charged with Patrolman Rosa's murder but was acquitted in trial.

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


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted


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As a retired New York State Police Veteran and Homeland Security Assesor, I just want to express my gratitude to our fallen comrade and his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I recently had the pleasure to meet Mike’s son, Chris. Mike would be so proud of his kind, intelligent, and successful son, and beautiful grand daughter.
Having lost my baby brother to a senseless murder 11 years ago, I understand the emotions and permanent ache that a family endures after such a senseless tragedy.
RIP brother and know your wife raised a wonderful young man, who has honored your legacy in countless ways!

Staff Sergeant Toni PALMER-retired
New York State Police

July 17, 2019

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