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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 was 15 at the time of this incident. I remember well conversations about this incident among my parents and local friends. I grew up in Rock Springs, and with my later experience in Law Enforcement this case has always interested me. I have never believed for a minute that Ed needed to defend his life. He was only in fear of being caught. I grew up with the children of Rock Springs Mobsters, and Drug dealers, some of which are drug dealers and criminals today. It has taken many years for Rock Springs to settle down. I remember when Don Anselmi was executed in his home alone with another unnamed man in Anselmi's home after rumors of Don going States Evidence. I have no family left in Rock Springs, and have only been there once since I graduated in 1982. Officer Rosa's family can be very proud. An Air Force brother of mine, Duane Pacheco is now the Chief of Police in Rock Springs. Officer Rosa has paved the way for a more peaceful Rock Springs. God Bless

Sgt. Anonymous
January 14, 2016

 

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