Parole Officer Michael Steven Erdahl

Parole Officer Michael Steven Erdahl

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1985

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Michael Steven Erdahl

Parole Officer Michael Erdahl was beaten and stabbed to death inside his home, in the Gig Harbor area of Pierce County. The home was then set on fire and destroyed.

Officer Erdahl served as a parole officer at the Bremerton Office and had been threatened by a recent parolee.

Although the case has not been solved it is believed by the investigating agency that his murder was a result of his duties as a parole officer.

Officer Erdahl had was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender At large

at home, off duty

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I checked with Detective Sergeant Lynelle Anderson of the Pierce Co Sheriff's Office cold case section yesterday. Case remains unsolved but she did indicate it is a priority amongst the other cold cases they have on file.

I like to check from time to time. Just to remind.

Dave Peck-retired
Wa Dept of Corrections at the time

July 31, 2018

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