Sergeant Michael Dee Pace

Sergeant Michael Dee Pace

Bryan County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, December 29, 1998

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Michael Dee Pace

Deputy Pace succumbed to injuries on Dec. 29, 1998, sustained in an automobile accident six days before.

He was returning home in his patrol car at the end of his shift when a tractor-trailer pulled across the highway, blocking most of the lanes of traffic. Deputy Pace swerved to avoid a collision but struck the rear portion of the trailer, shearing off the top of his patrol car.

Deputy Pace had served with the agency for 3 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway(CV-41).

Deputy Pace is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 5
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 23, 1998

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I went to high school with Mike, and I can say that he saved me and others more times than can be counted. He was true friend, and although I am writing this 20 years after his passing. I can say without question, I think you all the time, and the stories of your youth are told every to a new group of students. I regret that our last meeting was less than perfect, and I sincerely apologize for any and all harm that I caused you.

I take hart that you moved on, and made a good life for yourself. Your passing remains a great loss for humanity, and I pray that you find peace and enlightenment in the next life. I know that wherever you are, you’re “rocking in the free world.” I miss you my friend.

Steve Wilehlm
High school friend

June 8, 2018

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