Sergeant Michael William Larson

Sergeant Michael William Larson

Bryan County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, December 11, 2006

Michael William Larson

Sergeant Michael Larson was killed in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver while responding to backup deputies shortly before midnight.

The drunk driver had lost control of his vehicle and crashed on Highway 280 near Highway 204. The driver then left the vehicle in the travel lane without lights on and did not report the incident.

Sergeant Larson encountered the vehicle as he responded to another incident. His patrol car sideswiped the vehicle in the lane and then struck several trees.

The drunk driver was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, failure to maintain a lane, and first degree vehicular homicide. On November 4, 2008, he was convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 10 years probation and 2.5 years in a probation detention center.

Sergeant Larson was a US Army veteran. He had served with the Bryan County Sheriff's Office for 7 years and had previously served with another agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 125

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 10, 2006
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

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Hey Brother,
A lot has happened and changed since you’ve left us. We lost another Bryan Deputy to a drunk driver, had a police Chief taken out by a fleeing felon, too many good guys being taken way too soon.
I will never forget this fateful day. Lisa called me, I was in Orlando teaching a week long SWAT Medic class. I was to say the least, overwhelmed and in disbelief. I rearranged my schedule immediately, and rushed back as soon as I could clear, I went straight to your house, the same home that just a week earlier, we were making plans on a Canadian Hunting Camp and price comparing kit helicopters. I remember going in a room with each of your children and making sure they understood just how much they meant to you and offering to be there for them for anything they need so long as I am still breathing. I relayed the same to Lisa. Occasionally, they have taken me up on the offer but I know as much as I can offer, it will never be enough to fill the void.
I still tell the story of the “pringles” radar antennae” still get a chuckle out of that one

Lt Mark Rich
Midway PD

December 11, 2018

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