Detective Michael L. Raburn

Detective Michael L. Raburn

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, March 27, 1984

Michael L. Raburn

Detective Michael Raburn was stabbed with a sword while responding to the home of a mentally disturbed person. He was working plainclothes at the time to serve an eviction on the tenant. When he knocked on the front door the suspect reached through the doorway and stabbed. Detective Raburn was able to fire several shots at the suspect while retreating. A SWAT team forced entry later in the night and shot and killed the suspect.

Detective Raburn had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Sword
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Mike worked off-duty security at the bank where I worked. We had been held up several times over the years, and it was nice to know we had Mike to protect us. It was hard to believe our protector had fallen, we were heartbroken. Thanks for your service Mike - it was greatly appreciated.

Jim Whitman
bank teller

December 3, 2016

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