Deputy Sheriff Michael William Morrow

Deputy Sheriff Michael William Morrow

Pine County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1991

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Michael William Morrow

Deputy Sheriff Michael Morrow was beaten to death while conducting a traffic stop on Country Road 14 north of Pine City.

The subject was able to gain control of Deputy Morrow's flashlight after attacking him and then beating him with it. The man was arrested a few hours after the murder.

He was convicted of second-degree homicide and subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released in 2008 with intensive supervision. He has been arrested numerous times since his release. On August 17, 2016, he was arrested in Isanti County after a high-speed chase that topped 100 mph. He was also charged with assaulting three officers and a police dog.

Deputy Morrow had served with the Pine County Sheriff's Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two children and grandchildren.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 425

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Flashlight
  • Offender Released in 2008

traffic stop

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