Police Officer Michael Ross Okelberry

Police Officer Michael Ross Okelberry

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 6, 1990

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Michael Ross Okelberry

Police Officer Michael Okelberry and Police Officer Thomas Burchfield were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a pickup truck traveling in the wrong direction in the 800 block of Woodall Rogers Freeway.

Officer Okelberry a U.S. Air Force Security Forces veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 6007
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

wrong-way driver

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 6, 2021

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