Deputy Sheriff David Francis Michel, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David Francis Michel, Jr.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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David Francis Michel, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David Michel was shot and killed while making a subject stop near the intersection of Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road in Harvey.

A struggle ensued during the stop, and the subject was able to pull a handgun from his waistband. He opened fire on Deputy Michel, striking him several times, and continued to shoot at him after he fell to the ground. Deputy Michel was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject fled the area on foot but was taken into custody a short time later and charged with murder.

On May 5, 2022, the suspect, now 25, was convicted of violating his probation and sentenced to life. He pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of his sentence.

Deputy Michel had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for nine years and was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit. He is survived by his wife, mother, and son.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

probation violation, subject stop

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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