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 Daddy,
Today was the happiest I have been in a long time. Like years.
After raining for days straight, it finally stopped and the sun came out and brought the warm wind with it. I just sat in my driveway with my windows down, listening to music. Life has been so hectic lately that I haven't been able to breathe, so today, when I got that break, I thought of you. I wanted so badly to jump on the back of your motorcycle and take a drive.

I won't lie. There are weeks that go by and you don't cross my mind. That is just life. But when you do pop in, I know it is because you are truly with me in spirit, and that makes the moments so special.

Love you always,
Little Megan

Megan McFarland

February 26, 2018

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