Patrol Officer Michael Edward Deno

Patrol Officer Michael Edward Deno

Oakland City Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, February 29, 2000

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Michael Edward Deno

Officer Michael Deno was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on a man he knew was driving with a suspended license.

During the stop, the suspect produced a .25-caliber handgun from his rear pocket and shot Officer Deno in the right side of his head. Officer Deno was transported to a local hospital where he died the next morning.

The suspect fled the scene, but was arrested about an hour later and charged with murder. In December 2000, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 20 years for drug possession.

Officer Deno had served with the Oakland City Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife, parents, brothers and sisters.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 25-5

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 28, 2000
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Deno,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 29, 2020

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