Trooper Byron J. Erickson

Trooper Byron J. Erickson

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 1993

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Byron J. Erickson

Trooper Byron Erickson died from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on July 2, 1993.

The crash occurred during the pursuit of a felon who had stolen a vehicle. He suffered spinal cord injuries and was unable to recover.

The subject was later apprehended and sentenced on multi-jurisdictional warrants.

Trooper Erickson had served with the Michigan State Police for four and a half years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 91

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, July 2, 1993
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

parolee, stolen vehicle

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O God of Peace, so many of America’s Peace Officers who are on the front lines to protect us never make it back home to their families. We pray for these fallen law enforcement officers, Lord God, who gave their lives for us. We pray for the families of these heroes, who have to now endure life without their loved one. Lord God, society tries to move forward, but there is always bloodshed occurring. We approach Your throne of glory and grace to beg of You for peace. Lord God, bring peace to this land – the United States of America. We plead for Your divine intervention to quiet our hearts and unify our communities. Stop the violence that occurs amid our cities. We thank You for all America’s Peace Officers who have died protecting us, and ask that You send an everlasting peace so that America’s Peace Officers on the streets may be safe and return home to their loved ones at the end of their assigned shifts. In Christ Jesus, Your blessed Son, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

July 22, 2023

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