Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 54
Officer Michael Partin drowned after falling almost 90 feet through a gap in a bridge into the Ohio River at approximately 02:30 am. Officer Partin was joining a foot chase for a man wanted for DUI, possession of marijuana, and running a red light.
Officers on the scene searched the river by air and boat for Officer Partin's body but were unable to locate it. His body was found on May 18, 1998, eleven miles downstream from where he fell into the river.
The suspect was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in connection with Officer Partin's death and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Officer Partin had served with the Covington Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and child and is buried in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, KY.