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Deputy Sheriff Michael Scott Welcker | Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Deputy Sheriff

Michael Scott Welcker

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch: Thursday, February 24, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Michael Welcker was killed in shootout with a man through an apartment door. He was attempting to arrest an armed aggravated assault suspect when the incident took place.

The suspect fired through the apartment door; one other deputy was hit in the wrist. Although Deputy Welcker was wearing body armor, the bullet struck him under his arm, between the Kevlar panels, missing the armor.

Deputy Welcker had been with the agency for four years. He was survivied by his parents.

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I think of you often, but nothing like this day. Later I will be putting out a memorial radio broadcast for you. My voice will shake and I will be nervous, but I know how important it is for everyone to remember you like I do.


Unified Police / Salt Lake CO SO
February 24, 2016


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