Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 373
Cause: Heart attack
Trooper Michael Paris suffered a fatal heart attack a short time after conducting a traffic stop of an aggressive driver.
During the stop the driver became extremely belligerent and aggressive towards Trooper Paris, who later informed a supervisor he believed the subject was going to fight him.
Trooper Paris began suffering chest pain and went home. A short time later he informed his wife he believed he was suffering a heart attack and asked her to call 911. Once EMS units arrived he became unconscious and passed away.
Trooper Paris was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 21 years. He had previously served with the Metropolitan Police Department, DC, for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.