Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Schaefer

Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Schaefer

Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Michael Ray Schaefer

Deputy Michael Schaefer suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a 16-year-old female who was possibly under the influence of narcotics and alcohol.

He and another deputy had responded to a domestic disturbance at 1:45 am involving a fight between the girl and another family member. When they arrived at the scene, they attempted to place the girl into custody but became involved in a struggle.

As they placed the girl into a patrol car, Deputy Schaefer collapsed. The girl was taken into custody on investigation of capital murder in connection with Deputy Schaefer's death.

Deputy Schaefer is survived by his wife, three sons, daughter, parents, four sisters, nieces, and nephews.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 716

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Deputy Sheriff Schaefer,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Uvalde County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 25, 2020

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