Detective Michael K. Erickson

Detective Michael K. Erickson

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Michael K. Erickson

Detective Michael Erickson suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to several high-stress calls, including an infant being shot in the face and a multiple homicide scene.

Detective Erickson was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, four children, and five grandchildren.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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To my partner, not a day goes by I don’t think about you and all of our adventures, the sad, the interesting, the funny, and the deeply troubled ones. The only way I made it through those times was by you being by my side, what a good man you were! I miss you and the good work we did, all of the cases we solved, all of the places we traveled. Most of all I miss my friend. Thank you for making my life better. I know it has taken a while for me to write this, but it makes it permanent and I’ve been stalling. I take comfort in knowing when I get to the gates, you’ll be standing there with your sly smile and a joke. You will never be forgotten Homicide-27.

Jerold White
Orange County Sheriff’s Office

February 24, 2020

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