Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison, Sr. | Monroe Police Department, Georgia Monroe Police Department, Georgia

Lieutenant

Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Monroe Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 11, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Lieutenant Michael Etchison was shot and killed after a high-speed pursuit. After the pursuit, the suspect started a gun battle during which Lieutenant Etchison was hit in the head. Officer Mike Head and Deputy Bill Cody were wounded during the gun battle.

The suspect was killed by Lieutenant Etchison's partner, Officer Mike Head, who was awarded the Michael Etchison award for valor for actions on that day. The award was presented by current Chief Keith Glass in 2006.

Lieutenant Michael Etchison had been with the agency for five years and is survived by his wife and son.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 13 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

I had the privilege of being Mike's partner on the police force in the mid-seventies. He was a fine man, an excellent officer, and a fun guy to ride with and talk to. He once told me he had grown up without a father and he did not want his kids to have to have to do the same. That made his death even more tragic to me.

I am happy to see streets named after him and other things Monroe has done to recognize his sacrifice.

Andy Flatt
retired
October 25, 2016

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths