Police Officer Michael Joseph Tralka

Police Officer Michael Joseph Tralka

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, April 14, 1981

Add to My Heroes

Michael Joseph Tralka

Police Officer Michael Tralka suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a subject at 262 Philip Street.

He and his partner had responded to the home to investigate a domestic disturbance. The caller stated her brother was at the home and refused to leave. The man became belligerent and refused to leave. A struggle ensued during which Officer Tralka fell unconscious.

The other officers on the scene transported him to a local hospital in a patrol car. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Officer Tralka had served with the Detroit Police Department for nine years and was assigned to the Fifth Precinct. He was survived by his mother, brother, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 4424

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

domestic, struggle

Most Recent Reflection

View all 2 Reflections

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 24, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.