Special Agent Michael Walter Thyssen

Special Agent Michael Walter Thyssen

United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, June 9, 2007

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Michael Walter Thyssen

Special Agent Michael Thyssen was killed in a motorcycle accident while conducting an investigation.

Agent Thyssen was assigned to the United State Embassy in Rome, Italy. While conducting an investigation, he was traveling via motorcycle to Viterbo, Italy, when his motorcycle was struck by an oncoming car. Agent Thyssen was thrown from his motorcycle and died from his injuries.

He had served with the United States Air Force - Office of Special Investigations for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Location Overseas

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Mike recruited me into AFOSI when we were stationed in Naples, Italy. I looked up to him. He was so kind, helpful and always a professional. I truly looked up to him. He was extremely smart and approachable.
We kept in touch while I was at my next duty station in northern Italy. I would seek advice from him and he always made time to chat about life and his motorcycle travels. I was heartbroken to hear about his passing and still think about him to this day. Having lost my father at 14, I keep his kids in my thoughts. If they are anything like Mike, they will succeed in everything they do.

RIP Mike.

Special Agent (Ret) Matthew Brigham

March 11, 2018

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