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Patrol Officer Michael Edward Deno | Oakland City Police Department, Indiana Oakland City Police Department, Indiana

Patrol Officer

Michael Edward Deno

Oakland City Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 25-5

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/28/2000

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Michael Deno was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on a man he knew was driving with a suspended license.

During the stop, the suspect produced a .25-caliber handgun from his rear pocket and shot Officer Deno in the right side of his head. Officer Deno was transported to a local hospital where he died the next morning.

The suspect fled the scene, but was arrested about an hour later and charged with murder. In December 2000, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 20 years for drug possession.

Officer Deno had served with the Oakland City Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife, parents, brothers and sisters.

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