Sergeant Michael Joe Naylor

Sergeant Michael Joe Naylor

Midland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Michael Joe Naylor

Sergeant Mike Naylor was shot and killed as he and other deputies served a warrant on a child sexual predator at a home on the 3800 block of North County Road 1247.

The officers attempted to make contact with the man, but he refused to come to the door. Deputies then broke out a window of the home to make visual and verbal contact with the man, but he still refused to come out. As Sergeant Naylor and the man continued to speak, the man suddenly fired a shot, striking the officer in the head.

Other deputies were able to pull Sergeant Naylor away from the home and transported him to a waiting ambulance. He was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his wound. A second deputy was also transported to the hospital with breathing difficulties following the incident.

The subject who shot Sergeant Naylor was taken into custody a short time later. He was subsequently charged with capital murder and felony aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced to 2 life sentences without parole in February 2015.

Sergeant Naylor was assigned to the Mental Health Unit and also served as the department's Honor Guard commander. He had previously served with the United States Air Force and is buried at Prairie Haven Memorial Park in Hobbs, New Mexico.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 413
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 life sentences

warrant service

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whats crazy yea he is a hero and i wont take that from him but his sons never had him in there life and received nothing from his death how do i know that because i am his son his first born and no one knew i was alive due to him and his mom acting like i didnt exist which was wrong saying i didnt want anything to do with him which was a lie i was looking for him years before he was killed to tell him he had grand kids i wasnt even aloud to go to his funeral his mom said i was not aloud so his wife and mom are living it up no worries for the rest of there life but his only 2 sons have to struggle and not able to ask him for help that not right my name is davit hicks mike 1st born i live in west Virginia

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March 3, 2023

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