Deputy Michael Dale Hisaw

Deputy Michael Dale Hisaw

Prentiss County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1999

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Michael Dale Hisaw

Deputy Hisaw was shot and killed while responding to a 911 call of an armed man attempting a burglary at a residence. Deputy Hisaw knew and had dealt with the suspect before and, upon arrival to the scene, saw the suspect leaving. Deputy Hisaw then stopped the vehicle the suspect was driving. As Deputy Hisaw leaned down to talk to the suspect he was shot three times, with at least one shot to the chest. He was not wearing a vest. The suspect fled the scene and was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Hisaw had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his parents and his brother. He is the first law enforcement officer known to be killed in Prentiss County.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Prentiss 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Committed suicide

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It was extremely painful to hear of Michaels death while on duty. I never had the pleasure of meeting Michael but we are all family in blue. Myself and my partner Bobby Carnathan escorted Michael to his final resting place on our TPD motors. It was a cold snowy day, sleeting on and off and the roads were really slick. Normally on this situation we would have used our patrol cars for escort, but Michael was a good man and that paid the ultimate price for our community. It was an honor to be there for Michael and his family. Seven weeks later I was hit by a car while on motorcycle duty. I spent a long time in the hospital and two consecutive Christmas holidays in a hospital bed in my home. I went through seventeen surgeries in the first 21 days. While in the hospital, Michaels parents Jerry and JoCarol came to visit me in my room at NMMC. We had a great visit and spent time remembering Michael and the day we escorted him. Before Michaels parents left that day they gave me two things that belonged to Michael. One was a silver cross he kept with him all the time and the other was the Lord’s Prayer on a business type card. For the past twenty years I’ve religiously kept those two items in my wallet. Every day I look at them and remember Michaels sacrifice and his families love. Thank you for you ultimate sacrifice Michael, you will NEVER be forgotten. Thank you to Jerry and JoCarol for the thoughtful gift. I’ll keep them with me till the end.
“Blessed are the peacemakers”.
Cpl. Lynn Brown Tupelo Police Dept.

Cpl. Lynn Brown
Tupelo Police Department (Motor Division)

May 16, 2019

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