Sergeant Michael Allen Scarbrough

Sergeant Michael Allen Scarbrough

Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Michael Allen Scarbrough

Sergeant Michael Scarbrough was killed in an automobile accident on I-94, near Wayne Road, during a period of snow and icy conditions.

The collision occurred when the department vehicle he was a passenger in went off the roadway. The vehicle then struck a utility pole in the highway median. Sergeant Scarbrough and another sergeant in the same vehicle were both transported to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital where Sergeant Scarbrough succumbed to his injuries.

Sergeant Scarbrough had served with the agency for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, mother, and two brothers.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I don't know if this is an inappropriate thing to say, but if it gets deleted I understand. I'll never forget that day. I was one of the firefighters from two separate fire departments that responded to that scene on I-94.

I ended up driving you to the hospital while the paramedics worked on you in the back of the ambulance. I will never forget the police escort all the way to the hospital. I remember the officers escorting to the hospital gave us clear roads to get you there. I remember the roads were bad, but I was flying to get you there in time. Unfortunately, it was too late. I'll never forget your face or that day. It will stick with me forever.

To this day, I wish there was something else I could've done. Could we have worked harder, faster or could I have driven even faster to the hospital.

If the family sees this, I just want to say i'm sorry for your loss.

Former Firefighter/EMT

February 18, 2018

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