Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr.

Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr.

Clinton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2017

Gary Lee Michael, Jr.

Police Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the area of East Green Street and North 2nd Street at approximately 10:45 pm.

When Officer Michael stopped the vehicle for a suspected registration violation, the driver exited the vehicle and opened fire with a rifle. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Michael was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

The man fled the scene in the vehicle then crashed two blocks away. The subject then fled on foot but was apprehended two days later and charged with first-degree murder.

Officer Michael was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Clinton Police Department for less than one year.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 321
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Charged with murder

suspicious vehicle, traffic stop

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Gary was killed.

To the Michael family, fellow officers, and all who call Gary beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 6, 2017

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 27, 2018

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