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Special Agent Chad L. Michael | United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Chad L. Michael

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Overseas

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Special Agents Chad Michael, Forrest Leamon, and Michael Weston were killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

The agents were returning from a counter-narcotics operation when the military helicopter they were riding in crashed. Seven military service members were also killed.

Special Agent Michael, a member of FAST Team Alpha, began his law enforcement career in 2001 as a patrol officer with the Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s Office, Tampa, Florida, and then joined DEA in 2004. In September 2009 Special Agent Michael volunteered to serve as a member of a FAST Team in Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents, his brother, and his fiancé.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Special Agent Forrest Nelson Leamon
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 2009
Cause: Aircraft accident

Special Agent Michael E. Weston
United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 2009
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Dear SA Michael,
I was in the academy when you passed. After hearing about you I knew FAST was the only thing I wanted to do. I made it, thank you, and God bless you.

SA 9891
DEA FAST
December 24, 2014

 

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