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

Sergeant Michael Pace succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile crash six days earlier

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.

Sergeant Pace was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Bryan County Sheriff's Office for three years. He 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

routine driving

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Sgt. Pace,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy as a crewmember on the aircraft carrier USS Midway(CV-41) during the Persian Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2023

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