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Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr. | Clinton Police Department, Missouri Clinton Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Gary Lee Michael, Jr.

Clinton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 321

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Police Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the area of East Green Street and North 2nd Street at approximately 10:45 pm.

When Officer Michael stopped the vehicle for suspected registration violation, the driver exited the vehicle and opened fire with a rifle. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Michael was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

The man fled the scene in the vehicle then crashed two blocks away. The subject then fled on foot but was apprehended two days later.

Officer Michael was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Clinton Police Department for less than one year.

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Rest in peace brother. We will continue the good fight!

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson
October 5, 2017

 

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