Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Paul Mickel was shot and killed with his own service revolver by a suspect who had refused to pay for his meal.
The manager of the restaurant knew that Deputy Mickel was a deputy and asked him to intervene when the man began to argue with him. As Deputy Mickel waited for backup officers to arrive, the suspect began to struggle with him. The man gained control of Deputy Mickel's service weapon and shot him.
The suspect who shot Deputy Mickel was sentenced to life in prison. An accomplice was convicted of manslaughter and served 10 years in prison.
Deputy Mickel was single and had served with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department for 5 years.