Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Monroe Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, October 11, 1977

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Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

Lieutenant Michael Etchison was shot and killed after a high-speed pursuit. After the pursuit, the opened fire and shot Lieutenant Etchison was hit in the head. Two other deputies were wounded during the shootout.

The suspect was killed by another officer who was awarded the Michael Etchison Award for Valor in 2006 for the actions he took that day.

Lieutenant Michael Etchison had served with the Monroe Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

EDP, suicidal subject, vehicle pursuit

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The offender was Jimmy League. A military veteran with mental health issues.

My brother and sister are his children. I was 2 when this happened.

I do believe that the term suicide by cop hadn't been coined yet.

Maybe I shouldn't even be commenting on this. Maybe I don't have the right.

I do know that my mother never forgot the name Lieutenant Michael Everette Etchison, Sr.

We are learning more about mental health every day. My prayer for this, if any military member, active duty or veteran has thoughts of suicide, please seek help.

I also know that there has been a horrible spree of LEO's committing suicide recently. Please, seek help.

Every single one of you is loved by somebody. Every single one of you matters. Every single one of you...please know that I pray for you every day.

There were times my mother didn't commit suicide because she had two thoughts, who would find her?...and she didn't have the right to change somebody's life that way.

I wish that Jimmy had known how much he would be changing the lives of his children. I think that when a person is in such a dark place they don't know how to think that way.

I pray for peace for all families involved. I pray for mental health help for those who need it. I pray that somebody considering suicide would seek help.

Brenda Miller

July 31, 2019

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