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 at trial.

Patrolman Rosa was an undercover narcotics officer. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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My Name Is Andrew Rosa Sarvis, I am The Grandson of Mike Rosa I’m 19 Years old beard plenty of Stories about my Grandpa and how well respected and honorable he was. If he was still around he’d Be proud to know I am Joining the Marines and have enlisted In honor of him I’ve always wanted to carry out his legacy and Be great Just like he was So that we can Sit Together one Day and Share the Same honor He did with his fellow brothers .

Andrew Rosa

September 10, 2020

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