Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 2007

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Michelle A. Lawless

Officer Michelle Lawless was killed in an ATV accident in the Holeyland / Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area while on patrol for poachers between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Her ATV struck a metal gate and overturned, trapping her underneath.

After she failed to respond to a routine radio check for her location, another officer went to locate her and found her pinned beneath the vehicle. She was flown to a hospital in Delray where she succumbed to her injuries.

Officer Lawless had served with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for five years and was assigned to Broward County.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Here at The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we are a family. While loss can be very painful for any family, our family is strong. Today, we in Class 39 completed our first memorial workout in honor of Officer Michelle A. Lawless, who tragically lost her life in the line of duty on October 27, 2007. We proudly completed the workout within the time constraints as a testament to Officer Lawless’ own strength and achievements. We will continue to honor this officer and all other members of our family who have fallen. Though she may be gone, we will remember her and her final sacrifice.


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