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Deputy Sheriff Michael David Yahl | Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Michael David Yahl

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, March 13, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Yahl was shot and killed after he and several deputies responded to the scene of a robbery in progress at a local armored car company. A gun battle ensued, and after firing had stopped, Deputy Yahl approached the suspect's vehicle when suddenly the gunmen raised up from the front seat and fatally wounded him. Return fire from deputies on the scene resulted in the death of one of the suspects, the other was wounded and is serving a life sentence.

Deputy Yahl had been with the agency for two and half years and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016


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