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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RIP, Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison Sr. will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 26, 2018

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