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 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.

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


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Apprehended

suspicious vehicle, traffic stop

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My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Gary Lee Michael Jr. May his soul rest in Heaven. My sincere thanks and respect to Officer Gary Lee Michael Jr. for his service to our country, and for his service to his community. He's a true hero in every since of the word; thank you Officer Gary Lee Michael Jr.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 8, 2018

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