Sheriff Duane A. Badder

Sheriff Duane A. Badder

Presque Isle County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, October 29, 1979

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Duane A. Badder

Sheriff Duane Badder was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a man who had shot at his neighbor's home. The suspect was well known to law enforcement and Sheriff Badder attempted to talk the man into dropping his gun. The suspect opened fire on Sheriff Badder, striking him.

A deputy who had also responded to the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Sheriff Badder had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Sheriff

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I want to let people know. Sheriff Badder was a wonderful person, and dear friend. Sheriff Badder saved my life three weeks before a drunken coward took his life, from his loving family and friends. I think of that night that Sheriff Badder saved my life, and hope that my life has always been worthy of him saving me. Thank you my dear friend... MISS YOU.


December 11, 2012

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