Deputy Sheriff Michael Scott Welcker

Deputy Sheriff Michael Scott Welcker

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 1994

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Michael Scott Welcker

Deputy Michael Welcker was killed in shootout with a man through an apartment door. He was attempting to arrest an armed aggravated assault suspect when the incident took place.

The suspect fired through the apartment door; one other deputy was hit in the wrist. Although Deputy Welcker was wearing body armor, the bullet struck him under his arm, between the Kevlar panels, missing the armor.

Deputy Welcker had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Welcker,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 24, 2019

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