Staff Sergeant Michael Joseph Watts

Staff Sergeant Michael Joseph Watts

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 2006

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Michael Joseph Watts

Staff Sergeant Michael Watts was killed in an automobile accident near mile marker 11 on U.S. Highway 87 near Raynesford, Montana while returning to Malmstrom AFB. Staff Sergeant Michael Watts and several members of the Tactical Response Force had been in Wyoming to represent the agency during a six-week competition and Tactical Entry School training session.

The driver of another vehicle suffered a medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle, which then clipped the government vehicle that Staff Sergeant Watts was riding in. The impact was so severe that Staff Sergeant Watts was ejected from the vehicle despite wearing a seat belt. The other two team members suffered minor injuries.

Staff Sergeant Watts was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later. At the time of the accident, Staff Sergeant Watts' wife was in labor with his second child.

Staff Sergeant Watts had served with the United States Air Force Security Police for five years and was assigned to the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Montana
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 14, 2006

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Miss ya buddy! Think about you a lot! Wonder where you would be and what you’d be doing! Thinking about trying to replicate the tat you had on your back. I struggle with my inner good vs evil from time to time and really that was one of the best tat ideas I’ve seen and I’ve still not put ink to canvas yet. Hope to see you again in the next life my brotha!

Jamey Woolridge

September 14, 2021

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