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Deputy Sheriff James Michael Young | Coconino County Sheriff's Department, Arizona Coconino County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff

James Michael Young

Coconino County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 25, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # 129

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff James "Mike" Young was shot and killed while he and two other officers served an arrest warrant in Fredonia, Arizona.

The officers entered the home and proceeded down a hallway when the suspect came out of a room and exchanged shots with the officers. Twelve shots were fired; Deputy Young was shot four times and he returned fire and was able to hit the suspect four times. Another deputy was wounded, but survived. Both Deputy Young and the suspect died at the scene.

Deputy Young had previously served with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, the Coolidge (Arizona) Police Department, and the Yavapai County (Arizona) Sheriff's Department. The fire department in Black Canyon City Arizona, was named The Mike Young Memorial Fire Department after Deputy Young was killed.

Deputy Young was survived by his wife, two daughters from a previous marriage, his father, sister, and four brothers.

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May 25th marks the 33rd year we all have not had you in our lives.
I miss you.
I can still hear you say as you went to work....it is wonderful to get paid for working the beautiful northern Coconino County.
You also talked about when you retire, you wanted to have a business making and selling waffle cones.
I miss you.

Nancy
Widow
May 25, 2016

 

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