Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 9/14/2006
Staff Sergeant Michael Watts was killed in an automobile accident near Raynesford, Montana, while returning to Malmstrom AFB. Staff Sergeant Michael Watts and several members of the Tactical Response Force had been in Wyoming to represent the agency during a six-week competition and Tactical Entry School training session.
The driver of another vehicle suffered a medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle, which then clipped the government vehicle that Staff Sergeant Watts was riding in. The impact was so severe that Staff Sergeant Watts was ejected from the vehicle despite wearing a seat belt. The other two team members suffered minor injuries.
Staff Sergeant Watts was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later. At the time of the accident, Staff Sergeant Watts' wife was in labor with his second child.
Staff Sergeant Watts had served with the United States Air Force Security Police for 5 years and was assigned to the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.