Deputy Sheriff Michael A. Gray

Deputy Sheriff Michael A. Gray

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 13, 1983

Michael A. Gray

Deputy Michael Gray succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 10 days earlier when he was shot while attempting to question a transient in the town of Felton, California. As he got out of his patrol car the man shot him with a pistol.

The suspect also shot and wounded a California Highway Patrol officer who responded to Deputy Gray's call for help. The suspect then retreated into a state park and his body was found with a self inflicted gunshot wound several days later.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, January 3, 1983
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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My mom and I are sitting and talking about our neighbor who lived behind us and looked him up. We remember how dedicated he was to being a deputy and his service during the 82 floods. We appreciate and remember.
-Carolyn and Kara Heine


September 3, 2018

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