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Police Officer Michael Kevin Saffran | Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Michael Kevin Saffran

Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, October 8, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 11 months

Badge # 1242

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Michael Saffran was shot and killed after responding to a bank robbery call at a local bank.

When he arrived on the scene, he observed a vehicle speeding away and he immediately began pursuing it. The suspect vehicle crashed a short distance away at the intersection of Highway 17 and Yadkin Road.

As the pursuing officers exited their vehicle, the suspect pulled a female hostage from the car. When the hostage broke free, the suspect and the officers exchanged gunfire. The suspect, Officer Saffran, and the hostage were all struck by the gunfire. The suspect was killed at the scene. Officer Saffran and the female hostage were transported to Norfolk General Hospital where Officer Saffran died.

Officer Saffran was a US Navy veteran and had served with the Chesapeake Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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I remain proud to call Mike "Friend". I served along side Mike in the USN for 3 years. The stories I could tell. He was welcome in our home as well as in my parents' home. God Bless our Republic's Patriots and the parents that raised them.

MMC/ss Scott R Williams
USS Canopus AS-34
November 6, 2017


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