Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 2007

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Michelle A. Lawless

Wildlife Officer Michelle Lawless was killed in an ATV accident in the Holeyland / Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area near the L-5 Canal and Palm Beach County line.

She was on patrol for poachers between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Her ATV struck a metal gate and overturned, trapping her underneath. After she failed to respond to a routine radio check for her location, another officer went to locate her and found her pinned beneath the vehicle. She was flown to a hospital in Delray where she succumbed to her injuries.

Officer Lawless had served with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for five years and was assigned to Broward County. She is survived by her parents, sister, and


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental


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15 YEARS LATER...you make me miss you more every day ...my last words to you "I LOVE YOU and Please be Careful"....your response with a tilt of your head, "I WILL".
Our mission of conservation continues...
BEARS forage with their young cubs
ELK graze at the roads edge
BISON herds thunder across the prairies
All in our National Parks and I am there along side my fellow Park Rangers to Protect them...just wish you were there with me...Love You my soulmate.

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October 27, 2022

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