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 an accident on July 2, 1993. The accident occurred during the pursuit of a felon. The felon was later apprehended and sentenced on multi-jurisdictional warrants.

Trooper Erickson had served with the agency 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

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It's been 13 years since Byron's death. I still miss him, and Laurie (who ran The Thin Blue Line of Michigan until her death). I miss going to their house, eating fresh apple pie, drinking coffee and a lot of laughing. He and Laurie made the world a better place.

Off. Gary T. Johnson
Tecumseh Police, MI (retired)

June 24, 2016

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