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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Dear SA Michael,
I was in the academy when you passed. After hearing about you I knew FAST was the only thing I wanted to do. I made it, thank you, and God bless you.

SA 9891

December 24, 2014

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