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Police Officer Michael J. Faulkner | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer

Michael J. Faulkner

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, June 27, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Michael Faulkner was shot and killed while investigating a domestic disturbance.

He and another officer were at the scene for a second time that night, but found that the male subject had left before they arrived. Officer Faulkner began looking for the man and obtained information about where he lived. The second officer began transporting the female to the man's location on Ghormley Avenue. When they arrived they observed Officer Faulkner talking to the suspect. When the woman positively identified the suspect the man began to walk away.

As Officer Faulkner attempted to stop him, the man suddenly produced a handgun from his pants, turned around, and opened fire. Both officers returned fire but Officer Faulkner suffered a fatal wound to the head. The suspect was also killed in the return fire.

Officer Faulkner had been a member of the Oakland Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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I found a police report from when my father was shot in August 1980 while on duty. I saw that the report had been written by Michael and I remembered my father telling me stories of working with Michael. I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of my father that night, as I wasn't born until 1984. I am now a police officer in California.

Collier
March 17, 2016

 

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