Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa

Patrolman Michael Angel Rosa

Rock Springs Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1978

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Michael Angel Rosa

Patrolman Michael Rosa was shot and killed by the city's director of safety after a heated argument.

It was alleged that the suspect killed Patrolman Rosa to keep him from testifying to a grand jury about corruption in the department. He was charged with Patrolman Rosa's murder but was acquitted in trial.

Patrolman Rosa was an undercover narcotics officer. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

retaliation

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never knew him, my Dad did, they were in Gillette, Wy. and took different cases to take on. My Dad went to Texas, Rosa went to Rock Springs, Wy. From everything my dad said about him he was a Great man. He was killed by a Crooked Sheriff in that town, my Condolences to the Family. Would like to chat with any family he has left.

Nicholas Lee Wales
Son of the Man, who considered Mr. Rosa, one of his only friends.

November 10, 2019

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