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.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Thank you for being there. I have since joined the LE ranks and can feel her spirit in me!

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