Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 17
Weapon: Rifle; AR-15
Offender: Shot and killed by other officers
Officer Morgan was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. Officer Morgan and other officers had just arrived at the scene when several shots were fired by the suspect with an AR-15 assault rifle. Witnesses stated that when the suspect heard the sirens of the responding units he put down the handgun he was holding and picked up the assault rifle. When the units arrived on scene he opened fire on them. Officer Morgan and Detective James Northcutt were both shot and killed and a third officer was shot and wounded. The suspect, who was dressed in fatigues and wearing a bullet proof vest, was shot and killed by an off duty officer from another department who was nearby.
Officer Morgan was survived by his wife and two sons.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Detective James Franklin Northcutt