Special Agent Chad L. Michael

Special Agent Chad L. Michael

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 2009

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Chad L. Michael

Special Agents Chad Michael, Forrest Leamon, and Michael Weston were killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

The agents were returning from a counter-narcotics operation when the military helicopter they were riding in crashed. Seven military service members were also killed.

Special Agent Michael, a member of FAST Team Alpha, began his law enforcement career in 2001 as a patrol officer with the Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s Office, Tampa, Florida, and then joined DEA in 2004. In September 2009 Special Agent Michael volunteered to serve as a member of a FAST Team in Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents, his brother, and his fiancé.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

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Agent Michael,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2019

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