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Officer Michael Tarone Hester | Lilburn Police Department, Georgia Lilburn Police Department, Georgia


Michael Tarone Hester

Lilburn Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 19, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Michael Hester was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

He had stopped a car which subsequently pulled several hundred yards down a driveway to an abandoned house. While he was talking to the driver the suspect exited the through driver's door and shot him several times. He was able to return fire.

Both Officer Hester and the suspect were found dead a short time later next to the suspect's car.

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Today, May 15th, is national peace officers memorial day. Today, I remember my old friend and field training officer Mike Hester. Thanks for your service, your friendship, and your teaching me how to be safe out there. I pray your family is doing well. Rest in peace, Mike.

Former LPD

Ofc. J. B. (former)
Lilburn PD
May 15, 2015


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