Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Monroe Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, October 11, 1977

Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Lieutenant Michael Etchison was shot and killed after a high-speed pursuit. After the pursuit, the suspect started a gun battle during which Lieutenant Etchison was hit in the head. Officer Mike Head and Deputy Bill Cody were wounded during the gun battle.

The suspect was killed by Lieutenant Etchison's partner, Officer Mike Head, who was awarded the Michael Etchison award for valor for actions on that day. The award was presented by current Chief Keith Glass in 2006.

Lieutenant Michael Etchison had been with the agency for five years and is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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I had the privilege of being Mike's partner on the police force in the mid-seventies. He was a fine man, an excellent officer, and a fun guy to ride with and talk to. He once told me he had grown up without a father and he did not want his kids to have to have to do the same. That made his death even more tragic to me.

I am happy to see streets named after him and other things Monroe has done to recognize his sacrifice.

Andy Flatt

October 25, 2016

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