Deputy Sheriff Michael David Ryan

Deputy Sheriff Michael David Ryan

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 31, 2017

Michael David Ryan

Deputy Sheriff Michael Ryan suffered a fatal heart attack after being involved in a short foot pursuit in the parking lot of the Main Jail at 5555 SE 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale on December 15th, 2017.

The subject had attempted to bring a knife into the jail while visiting an inmate. He was told to take the knife to his vehicle. As Deputy Ryan escorted the man outside the man ran, with Deputy Ryan in pursuit. Deputy Ryan collapsed and was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where he remained until passing away on December 31st, 2017.

Deputy Ryan had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for just under 14 years. He is survived by his wife, three stepsons, and three brothers.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 13 years, 11 months
  • Badge 13378

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, weapons violation

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Ryan. I am humbled to leave the very first reflection for a Broward County hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 27, 2018

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