Deputy Sheriff James Michael Young

Deputy Sheriff James Michael Young

Coconino County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1983

James Michael Young

Deputy Sheriff James "Mike" Young was shot and killed while he and two other officers served an arrest warrant in Fredonia, Arizona.

The officers entered the home and proceeded down a hallway when the suspect came out of a room and exchanged shots with the officers. Twelve shots were fired; Deputy Young was shot four times and he returned fire and was able to hit the suspect four times. Another deputy was wounded, but survived. Both Deputy Young and the suspect died at the scene.

Deputy Young had previously served with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, the Coolidge (Arizona) Police Department, and the Yavapai County (Arizona) Sheriff's Department. The fire department in Black Canyon City Arizona, was named The Mike Young Memorial Fire Department after Deputy Young was killed.

Deputy Young was survived by his wife, two daughters from a previous marriage, his father, sister, and four brothers.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 129

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant

Most Recent Reflection

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Well Mike, I have had some time recently to reflect on you and how much time has passed since you went away.
With the current state of affairs in our country, I can only imagine what your position and comments would be. I do miss our visits when you would ride up to Forest Lakes and spend time with me.
Leslie and I have been married 37 years this September, and are considering moving back to Arizona soon.
We think about you often and hope to see you again, God willing!!

Det.Paul M. Ferroni (Ret.)
Coconino County Sheriff's Department

July 8, 2018

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