Police Officer Michael Kevin Saffran

Police Officer Michael Kevin Saffran

Chesapeake Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 2005

Michael Kevin Saffran

Police Officer Michael Saffran was shot and killed after responding to a bank robbery call at a local bank.

When he arrived on the scene, he observed a vehicle speeding away and he immediately began pursuing it. The suspect vehicle crashed a short distance away at the intersection of Highway 17 and Yadkin Road.

As the pursuing officers exited their vehicle, the suspect pulled a female hostage from the car. When the hostage broke free, the suspect and the officers exchanged gunfire. The suspect, Officer Saffran, and the hostage were all struck by the gunfire. The suspect was killed at the scene. Officer Saffran and the female hostage were transported to Norfolk General Hospital where Officer Saffran died.

Officer Saffran was a US Navy veteran and had served with the Chesapeake Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge 1242
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery, vehicle pursuit

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I'm sorry to say I lost touch with a dear friend as so many of us do. Mike and I served together on the USS Radford. Today the last day of 2017 I found out my friend had been killed. My heart is heavy, not only for myself, but for his wife and family.

MM3 Jim Hernick
US Navy

January 1, 2018

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