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Captain Michael Wayne Tracy | Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, California Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, California

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Michael Wayne Tracy

Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 14, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Killed in struggle

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Captain Michael Tracy and Sergeant Vernon Vanderpool were shot and killed while attending a department staff training seminar in Torrance, California.

The two officers were killed during an attempted robbery when a gunman burst into their room. Sergeant Vanderpool immediately lunged at the gunman and was shot. Captain Tracy was shot when he attempted to help Sergeant Vanderpool. The robber, who was wearing a bullet proof vest, choked to death on the vest while being subdued by other officers.

Captain Tracy had been employed with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for 25 years and is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Sergeant Vernon T. Vanderpool
Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, February 14, 1994
Cause: Gunfire

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Mike,
You are loved by many as is reflected here. You have touched many as an officer and civilian. You were a friend and confidant. Most of all you were a superb "cop" and many times you were vocal about it because that is all you wanted to be. You had a successful career and life devoted to family, friends and career. Law enforcement has lost one of its finest no doubt.

Mike Rossi CWO 4
US ARMY CID
June 29, 2015

 

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